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Gambooge fruit

gambooge fruit 1 Introduction of Gambooge fruit

            Scientific name - Garcinia gummi-gutta

Gambooge is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as Garcinia gummi-gutta, gambooge, and brindleberry. The fruit is similar in shape and color to a small pumpkin, and it has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.

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Garcinia gummi-gutta commoly known as garcinia cambogia, brindleberry, Malabar tamarind and kudam puli is a native fruit of Indonesia. The fruit resembles like a small pumpkin and turns yellow from green when gets ripened. The typical sour taste makes the fruit a great ingredient for food stuffs especially in making traditional recipes in some parts of south Asian countries. It is also used as purgatives in traditional medicine. Its size varies from an orange to that of a grape fruit.

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gambooge fruit 1 Medicinal Uses of Gambooge fruit

Medicinal Uses of Gambooge fruit
  • Helps to lose weight
  • Reduced the cholesterol level
  • Increase the immunity power
  • Helps to control appetite
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gambooge fruit 1 Nutritional Value of Gambooge fruit

Nutritional value
Calories 97
Carbohydrates 24.5 g
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 0.3 g
Fiber 8.3 g
Vitamin C 134% of the Daily Value (DV)
Vitamin A 5% of the DV
Iron 4% of the DV
Manganese 17% of the DV
Magnesium 7% of the DV
Potassium 12% of the DV
Calcium 2% of the DV
Phosphorus 2% of the DV
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gambooge fruit 1 Propagation of Gambooge fruit

Propagation of Gambooge fruit is typically done through seed. Seeds are collected when the fruit is ripe and stored in a dry, cool place until ready to be planted. The seeds should be planted in a soil mixture that is well-drained and high in organic matter. The seeds should be placed about 1/4-inch deep and kept moist until they sprout.

Once the seedlings are established, they should be transplanted into larger containers with a well-drained soil and kept in a sunny location. The trees should be watered regularly and fertilized with a balanced fertilizer every few months. Pruning should be done to keep the tree healthy and to encourage new growth

. Gambooge fruits can also be propagated through cuttings. Cuttings should be taken from healthy, mature branches of a parent tree and planted in a soil mixture that is high in organic matter and well-drained. The cuttings should be kept moist and in a bright, warm location until they take root.

Propagating Gambooge fruit can be a rewarding experience. With proper care and attention, you can grow a healthy and productive tree that will provide you with delicious fruits for years to come.

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