Amla or the Indian gooseberry
Amla or the Indian gooseberry is a super fruit packed with 20 times more vitamin C than oranges.
Amla has been used as powerful antioxidant agent that also boosts immunity. Amla restores the vitality and rejuvenates all bodily systems and therefore is used in maintaining good health of skin and hair.
It has cooling, diuretic and laxative properties. It also has antibacterial properties and helps in preventing infections and healing ulcers.
For Indians Recommended daily allowance for Vit C is 40mg and 100gm of awla contains 600mg of Vit C…..so just ½ a piece of fresh, raw awla a day is sufficient to meet your Vit C requirement.
Amla is available in almost all parts of India between the months of November and February. It is best if you can eat the fruit fresh and raw. In most of the home awla is dried (awla supari, candy) or the packaged and preserved (pickles, murabba) wherein most of the Vit C is lost.
You can include amla in your daily meals in many different ways.
•Drink fresh amla juice with a dash of honey to give your day an energetic start.
•Add grated amla to vegetables, coriander/mint chutneys, salads and cucumber raita (or curd).
•Amla can be chopped or sliced and consumed by itself.
Go head…….stock up ur Vit C……have a awla a day.