As mentioned in several earlier posts, India is a treasure trove. All you need to do is LOOK.
While hunting for THE ROOTS OF INDIA ( do see my earlier post titled EXOTIC ANCIENT ROOTS) in the local vegetable market , I discovered a fruit which used to grow in my grandfathers estate called “CHAMPA” . I was overwhelmed as I was transported back in time to the 1960s.
The “Karonda” is a sour fruit when raw and grows on bushes with sharp-pointed thorns ( hence the name CHRIST’S THORN) . It turns into a beautiful plum coloured fruit when ripe..
It is loaded with Iron and Vitamin C and has many medicinal applications. Please check out on Google.
Unfortunately the Karonda or as i call them SOUR CHERRIES are now an exotic fruit and rarely seen or heard of. They are…
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