All about the Breadfruit / Nirphanas: Origin, history, and usage.

“There’s nothing daft about breadfruit.”

– Mutiny on the Bounty ( 1962)

“Breadfruit. It is breadfruit !!”, was my reaction.

Around a month back, an old childhood friend messaged stating that there is a plant growing in her backyard and she wanted me to see it. Time flew by and I absolutely forgot about it. Suddenly one afternoon last week she again messaged me stating about it so I went to meet her.

The moment I saw it I couldn’t resist smiling. It was Breadfruit.

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Khirni / Rayan-The refreshing summer berry

Personally, I share a very love-hate relationship with Summer. It too hot and humid but then you also get all these amazing varieties of colorful fruits and vegetables.

Out of all those colorful fruits, today I am writing about a very interesting golden yellow wild berry called as Khirni or Rayan. Khirni is a small fruit about 1-1.5 cms long with a thin peel, little flesh and a seed in the center. It is sweet, slightly sour at times. It is said that it even acts as an appetizer and aphrodisiac.

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