Bael fruit or Stone apple or woodapple bitter japanese orange is a native of Sri Lanka and Thailand .It is found in India as well. It is consumed during the summer time it had immense benefits loaded with nutrients and vitamins.
The fruits can be eaten either fresh from trees or after being dried and produced into candy, toffee, pulp powder or nectar.If fresh, the juice is strained and sweetened to make a drink similar to lemonade. It can be made into sharbat or Bela pana, a beverage. Bela Panamade in Odisha has fresh cheese, milk, water, fruit pulp, sugar, crushed black pepper, and ice. Bæl pana, a drink made of the pulp with water, sugar, and citron juice, is mixed, left to stand a few hours, strained, and put on ice. One large bael fruit may yield five or six liters of sharbat. If the fruit is to be dried, it is usually sliced and sun-dried. The hard leathery slices are then immersed in water. The leaves and small shoots are eaten as salad greens.
P.S. - this is again from my sister's farmhouse. 😀 Am pampered rotten.
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