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Afila Cress

12.00د.إ /Pkt

Cress is a common name for more than a dozen sharp, pungent, small-leafed greens that can be added to salads and sandwiches and soups and used as a base for roast beef or chicken.

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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

Artichoke

17.00د.إ/PC 350 - 450g

The veggie is a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K.

Asparagus Green

22.50د.إ/Bunch

The bright-green veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber.

Asparagus White

30.00د.إ/Bunch

The bright-green veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber.

Baby Marrow

8.00د.إ/Kg

Baby Marrow In South Africa, zucchinis are known as baby marrows. A zucchini or baby marrow, is a light or dark green summer squash. It can reach one meter in length. However, it is usually harvested in immature when it is approximately 15 to 25 inches. An interesting thing to note is that even though […]

BABY Radish

3.00د.إ//PKT 1x100gm

Chock full of vitamin A, C, E, B6, potassium, and other minerals, radishes can give your whole body an immunity boost.

Baby Rainbow Carrots

13.00د.إ/PKT 1x200gm

The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.

Basil Pot

5.25د.إ/Pot

Basil is prone to fungus, so keeping airflow between plants is important. Make sure your pot has plenty of drainage and that you use high-quality potting soil. Basil doesn’t like to be too wet, so you want to keep your soil moist, not soggy.