Whenever we linger in the local markets, we see a wide range of fruits in the display. We think that we have many choices but what we are seeing in the market is just a small percentage of the fruits that are found in the Indian subcontinent.
India has been an opulent cultivator of fruits since centuries. While many of these fruits are natively grown, some of them can be found across the world as well. Even today, India is one of the major fruit exporters as there is a great demand for Indian fruits in the foreign market.
So what makes India such a blessed country when it comes to the fruits? The diversity of the geography, climate and vast spans of wild forests are mainly responsible for the wide range of fruits in India. Seasonal fruits such as mango, jackfruit, cashew, etc. are special because of their tempting flavors and juiciness.
Some of the fruits like lemon and coconut are used for cooking purposes as well. Today, most of these fruits are available throughout the year because of the greenhouses and modern ways of fruit cultivation. Also, fruits like Kela (Banana), Santra (Orange), Seb (Apple), Musambi (Sweet Lime), etc. are available around the year.
Tropical fruits like Ananas (Pineapple), Katahal (Jackfruit), Aam (Mango), Tarbuz (Watermelon), etc. are loved and relished by all because of their unique taste and tempting fragrance. Apart from them, Amrud (Guava), Anar (Pomegranate), Nashpati (Pear), Papita (Papaya), Sitaphal (Custard Apple), Angoor (Grapes), etc. are also popular because of their special taste and nutritional benefits.
These fruits are not only delicious but also have many health benefits. They are abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients which are essential for our overall well-being. Therefore, these fruits form an indispensable part of diet among Indians.
Indian Fruit Names in English, Hindi and Tamil.
|Black Plum (Java Plum)
|Orange, Kichilli pazham