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Alphonso Mango

12.00د.إ /Kg

Alphonso Mango a.k.a. Indian Mango is originated in India. Interestingly, this particular variety is named after Alphonso de Albuquerque, a Portuguese Military General who established the Portuguese colonies in India. The Portuguese introduced the drafting technique to produce this particular variety. Ever since India or more specifically Western India is very much famous around the […]

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Amla – Gooseberry Greengages

25.00د.إ 20.00د.إ/Pkt 500gm

Description/Taste

Amla are small, round berries with light-green skin. The skin is almost translucent, with 6 to 8 faint yellow striations, making the Amla appear to be segmented. The skin is tough, yet thin with a flesh that is crisp and juicy with a taste both sour and bitter. The flesh of an Amla is also somewhat astringent. In the center of the berry lies a hexagonal-shaped stone with 6 small seeds.

Seasons/Availability

Amla is available during the winter months.

Current Facts

Amla or Indian gooseberry, is the subtropical fruit of a tree of the same name, native to India. The marble-like berries are not only used in a variety of food preparations, they are also highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine. Known botanically as Phyllanthus emblica, Amla is also known as Emblic, stemming from its other known botanical name: Emblica officinalis.

Nutritional Value

Amla fruit has exceptional antioxidant content; the berries are juiced for their extracts and dried into powders for capsules. Studies have shown its nutrient content to have phenols, flavonoids, and tannins, along with a wide array of other antioxidants. The Indian gooseberries contain 20 times the amount of vitamin C as an orange.

Applications

Amla can be eaten fresh, though the bitter taste is better offset with a sprinkle of salt. To rid the berries of their bitter flavor, soak them in salt water before preparing. Traditionally used in India for pickles and chutneys, the Indian gooseberry has both sweet and savory applications. Amla murabba is a sweet preserve served with Indian flatbread. Amla can be baked into tarts or the juice used as a flavoring for vinegars and marinades.

Ethnic/Cultural Info

Amla has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to restore health and vitality and to quench thirst. The fruit stimulates the salivary glands. It is prescribed for diabetes and high cholesterol, digestive health, heart health, coughs and throat inflammation. In rural India, it is said that if you take a sip of water after eating an Amla, the water will take on a very sweet taste.

Geography/History

Amla is native to the subtropical South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Amla is grown in topical desert areas of India and is commercially produced in northern India. It is revered by the Hindu and its use has been woven into religious rites and ceremonies. During World War II powder, candies and tables made from dried Amla were given to Indian soldiers as a vitamin C supplement.

Alma or Gooseberry Nutrition Value per 100 grams

Energy        44 Kcal

Carbohydrates    10.18 g

Protein       0.88 g

Total Fat    0.58 g

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g

Vitamins

Folates       6 mcg

Niacin        0.300 mg

Pantothenic acid         0.286 mg

Pyridoxine 0.080 mg

Riboflavin  0.030 mg

Thiamin     0.040 mg

Vitamin A  290 IU

Vitamin C 27.7 mg

Minerals

Potassium 98 mg

Calcium 25 mg

Copper 0.070 mg

Iron 0.31 mg

Magnesium 10 mg

Manganese  0.144 mg

Phosphorus 27 mg

Zinc 0.12 mg

Apricot

28.00د.إ /Kg

Apricots are a great source of many antioxidants, including beta carotene and vitamins A, C, and E.

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Avocado Green Fuerte

19.00د.إ 14.00د.إ /Kg

Most popular variety is the Avocado, often called as “alligator pear”as it tends to be pear-shaped and has green, bumpy skin like an alligator.

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Avocado Hash Ready to Eat

7.50د.إ 4.99د.إ/PC

Most popular variety is the Avocado, often called as “alligator pear”as it tends to be pear-shaped and has green, bumpy skin like an alligator.

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Banana (ECUADOR)

8.00د.إ 7.50د.إ/Kg

Loaded with nutrition, Bananas are the most common fruit.

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Banana (PHILIPPINES)

4.00د.إ 1.00د.إ//Per 3 Pcs

Bananas are power pack of potassium, Its a best source to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level and plays a significant role in metabolism and chemical balance in the body. A potassium deficiency can cause cardiovascular disease, kidney stones, osteoporosis, hypertension and stroke.

Bananas fiber can lower cholesterol and are an excellent natural remedy for constipation, heartburn or nausea, whilst the potassium, fiber, vitamin C and B vitamins all support heart health.

Black Berry

18.00د.إ /Pkt

Blackberries contain high levels of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins.

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Black Grapes

28.00د.إ 23.00د.إ /Kg

Grapes are a good source of fiber, potassium, and a range of vitamins and other minerals.