Indian Gooseberry belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. It grows well in the forested and hilly areas of the Indian subcontinent and ripens during the autumn months. In India, it is considered a sacred tree. The people here believe that mother earth has provided a tree that nurtures humans. The fruit is very nourishing, but it tastes sour. Both, dried and fresh fruits can be consumed for their health benefits.
Health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-C content. Amla enhances food absorption of the body and balances stomach acid making it easier for your body to digest proteins and other fruits. It also strengthens the liver, nourishes the brain and enhances skin health.
Did you know Zizira has its very own Amla Fruit Marmalade? Hand made with naturally grown gooseberry fruit sourced from the traditional farmers of Meghalaya.
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