Indian Jujube or Ber is a walnut-size fruit with a lemon yellow-light green peel that gradually turns maroonish-brown.
They originated in South Asia. They are is now available in India, China, the Middle East, and a few other places.
About Indian Jujube :
They are around 2-2.5 inches long. The peel is thin, crisp, and glossy. The inner fruit pulp is white, firm, and airy which becomes mealy when it turns ripe. The fruit has a central seed.
Indian jujube has a subtly sweet taste and can be tangy or sour.
There are quite a few varieties of Indian Jujubes and they vary in size, shape, and taste. There are almost around 300 varieties.
Ber ( Hindi ), Bora ( Marathi ), Kul, Chinee apple
The Ber fruit is a rich source of Carbohydrates. It is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, and B complexes. These fruits are a good source of copper, zinc, iron, and a source of potassium, phosphorus, manganese, calcium.
- Consume it fresh or dried.
- It can be used in a variety of dishes like pickles, Jam, jellies etc