Fruits, Ingredients

Indian Jujube: The Indian Ber or Bor Fruit

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.

Scientific Name:

Zizyphus Mauritiana

Other Names:

Ber ( Hindi ), Bora ( Marathi ), Kul, Chinee apple

Nutritional Content:

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.

Culinary Use:
  • Consume it fresh or dried.
  • It can be used in a variety of dishes like pickles, Jam, jellies etc

Reference:

  • https://www.ecronicon.com/ecnu/pdf/ECNU-13-00460.pdf
  • https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf4007032
  • https://www.epainassist.com/articles/health-benefits-of-jujube-fruit-or-ber-or-ziziphus-mauritiana
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Author: Aditi Prabhu

Nutritionist

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