Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is a great gift of Mother
Nature. In Sanskrit, Amla is known as amalika
. Why is
this fruit a top-ranked food? It is a treasure trove of medicinal
qualities. Further, the dishes made from amla have a fine taste.
The amla season is usually from September to January. Fresh
amla will be greenish-yellow, firm and without skin wrinkles.
You can make a range of dishes from gooseberry. Take for instance gooseberry
. It is a lip-smacking food.
Apply a layer of gooseberry jam on a
and relish, and this experience would make you try this combination
often. More recipes of amla are given in the table, under the
section Amla Recipe, below.
Amla Contents - A View
According to the US National Nutrient Database, a raw gooseberry
contains a lot of water. For every 100 grams of this food in raw state,
87.7 grams of it is water. It's no wonder, then, amla works as a
A gooseberry is also a richest source of vitamin C, potassium and
Amla - A Medicinal Gem
Here is a quick overview of the medicinal traits of this fruit:
Amla is said to prevent or reduce the risk of many diseases and is said
to be remedy for some illnesses.
High levels of antioxidants in amla make it a top medicinal
research study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, in 2005,
says that the antioxidant properties of amla extracts may help in the
treatment of diabetes.
Antioxidants are also said to prevent some types of cancers.
of the health benefits of amla or the Indian gooseberry, you may want
to make the dishes prepared from it as a part of your regular diet.
The recipes of amla include amla pickle, gooseberry jam, gooseberry juice
Here are some of the amla recipe: