Rare Indian fruits you didn't know had health benefits

India is the second-largest producer of fruits in the world. Though it is known for the production of common fruits like apple, banana, mango etc., there are many other less-known fruits in India that have amazing health benefits.

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Here are a few rare fruits found in several parts of India that have amazing health benefits.(Instagram)

Here are a few rare fruits found in several parts of India that have amazing health benefits.(Instagram)

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Pomelo (Batabi Lebu/Chakotra): This citrus fruit is found in the Northeast, West Bengal and some parts of Karnataka and Kerala. It is highly nutritious and a great source of Vitamin C. The high antioxidant content in Pomelo prevent signs of ageing and promotes heart health.(Unsplash)

Pomelo (Batabi Lebu/Chakotra): This citrus fruit is found in the Northeast, West Bengal and some parts of Karnataka and Kerala. It is highly nutritious and a great source of Vitamin C. The high antioxidant content in Pomelo prevent signs of ageing and promotes heart health.(Unsplash)

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Star Fruit: Found across India, this yellow fruit is rich in fibre and Vitamin C. The plant compounds found in star fruit have been shown to reduce fatty liver risk and cholesterol in mice.(Instagram/russosproduce)

Star Fruit: Found across India, this yellow fruit is rich in fibre and Vitamin C. The plant compounds found in star fruit have been shown to reduce fatty liver risk and cholesterol in mice.(Instagram/russosproduce)

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Wood Apple (Bael): You can eat this fruit fresh or dried. One of its main benefits is killing parasites in the gut which helps ease digestion.(Instagram/pankajmote712)

Wood Apple (Bael): You can eat this fruit fresh or dried. One of its main benefits is killing parasites in the gut which helps ease digestion.(Instagram/pankajmote712)

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Elephant Apple (Chalta): This fruit is grown in the northeastern states of Assam and Meghalaya. Eating small portions of it during meals can reduce high blood pressure, regulate heartbeat and serve as a potent cardio-tonic.(Instagram/chanada_muchung)

Elephant Apple (Chalta): This fruit is grown in the northeastern states of Assam and Meghalaya. Eating small portions of it during meals can reduce high blood pressure, regulate heartbeat and serve as a potent cardio-tonic.(Instagram/chanada_muchung)

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Myrica Esculenta (Soh Phie) - This sour exotic fruit is found in Meghalaya in between April and July. The juice helps get rid of bacteria and ulcers in the intestine as well as removes parasitic worms.(Instagram/thebrook187)

Myrica Esculenta (Soh Phie) - This sour exotic fruit is found in Meghalaya in between April and July. The juice helps get rid of bacteria and ulcers in the intestine as well as removes parasitic worms.(Instagram/thebrook187)

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Persimmon (Japani Phal): This is a sweet fruit found in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Nilgiri Hills. This orange-coloured fruit is loaded with nutrients. It contains beneficial plant compounds that have antioxidant qualities. Studies say that Persimmon can lower the risk of heart disease, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and metabolic disease.(Unsplash)

Persimmon (Japani Phal): This is a sweet fruit found in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Nilgiri Hills. This orange-coloured fruit is loaded with nutrients. It contains beneficial plant compounds that have antioxidant qualities. Studies say that Persimmon can lower the risk of heart disease, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and metabolic disease.(Unsplash)

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Mangosteen (Mangustaan): Originally from Southeast Asia, this fancy-looking fruit is also found in various tropical regions around the world. It is packed with nutrients while being low in calories.(Unsplash)

Mangosteen (Mangustaan): Originally from Southeast Asia, this fancy-looking fruit is also found in various tropical regions around the world. It is packed with nutrients while being low in calories.(Unsplash)

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Mimusops (Khirni/Rayan): These are sweet yellow berries grown across the tropics. It is found during the month of May just when the summers begin and lasts for only a short period. Khirni has many health benefits. It helps enhance immunity and also cure fever and jaundice.(Instagram/jain_cuisine_culture)

Mimusops (Khirni/Rayan): These are sweet yellow berries grown across the tropics. It is found during the month of May just when the summers begin and lasts for only a short period. Khirni has many health benefits. It helps enhance immunity and also cure fever and jaundice.(Instagram/jain_cuisine_culture)

PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 03:00 PM IST
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