Gooseberry / Amla

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Emblica Officinalis

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Gooseberries are used in a lot of ayurvedic medicines to treat various diseases. Prevents cancer, stomach problems, digestive problems, eye problems, diabetes etc.

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Vitamin C, carbohydrate, dietary fibre, fat, protein and good water content.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
It can be eaten as it is or can be used as a primary or secondary ingredient in pickles. Its also stored in sugar syrups. Its also used to flavor, sodas, cool drinks etc. it can be also used as an ingredient in desserts, pies etc. gooseberry extracts are also used in hair oils and various other cosmetics.

GLOSSARY :
English : Gooseberry / Amla
Tamil : Nellikai
Malayalam : Nellikka
Telugu : Usiri / Usirikayi
Kannada : Nellikai
Hindi : Amla / Amlaka
Bengali : Amlaki / Amla
Gujarati : Ambala / Amla
Konkani : Avalo
Marathi : Awalah
Oriya : Anla
Punjabi : Amla
Tulu : Nelli

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