Summer Fruits In India You Must Have Till The Season Allows
The juicy, cool and ever-so-delightful, watermelon is everything that you need on a hot summery day. Honestly, we would not mind the juicy fruit at any point in the year. Did you know, 94 percent of watermelon weight is just water? Turns out, that one nice juicy wedge of the fruit is an amazing way to replenish the fluid that your body loses on a scorching day. One of the best summer fruits in India, watermelon is a negative calorie fruit. Negative calorie fruits tend to burn more calories during digestion than add in. Watermelon has decent amounts of potassium, vitamin A, and C. Watermelon is also rich in lycopene, which is great for your vision and also promotes heart health.
Remember picking in to some delicious shehtoot from the mulberry plant in the neighbourhood on your way back from school. We are sure, most of us are also guilty of tucking these sweet and sour delights without even washing them, for that would have been a serious test of patience. In addition to being delicious and flavourful, mulberries are also a storehouse of health benefits. According to the book, 'Healing Foods', mulberries are ancient fruit with a long tradition of medicinal uses. "All parts of the plant, from root to tip can be used medicinally," notes the book. They are rich in antioxidant anthocyanins and cancer fighting reservatrol. The bite-sized berries are rich in vitamin C and are also good for digestion.
Let's admit, you never just eat jamun and leave it at that. It is almost imperative to stick out your tongue and check for the purple hue right after eating jamuns. The deep purple colour of the fruit is due to its rich antioxidant content. Jamun or black plum is referred to as the 'Fruit of Gods' and has multiple benefits. One jamun packs in 1.41 mg of iron, 15 mg of calcium and 18 mg of vitamin C. It is also a rich source of B vitamins, iron and calcium. You can have them alone, blend them into smoothies and even churn out fun popsicles. Here's a recipe of delicious Jamun popsicle you can try out this summer.
That's the list of some of the iconic and loved summer fruits in India. Did we miss out on your favourite? Do let us know in the comments section below.