Well, this seasons time for elephants in the wild and in fences to have their "slurps" and "burps!" after eating the yummy nutritious wood apples.... Piles of wood apples Weill be out in the market today for tomorrow and maybe a few more days.
Wood apple are the favourite food of elephants and thus finds a sacred place as offering to Lord Ganesha or Vinayagar. Falling in line with this, I remind you once again of the logo competition conducted globally for a local cause: please check on the post:
"My W(orld) E(nvironment) D(ay)ding Plan for 2015!!! LOGO COMPETITION!!!"
Wood apple is also known as Bel Fruits, Elephant Apples, Monkey Fruits and is botanically known as: Limonia acidissima. The characteristics oif this fruit are:
* Tough brown shells that resembles wood,
* Tasty, pulpy brown pulp with white seeds.
How to eat?
1. Scoop out and eat raw like any other fruit;
2. Scoop out, freeze and eat like ice cream;
3. Wood apple jams;
4. Wood apple milkshakes;
5. Wood apple chutney, and
6. Wood apple leaves are used to make chutney.
They are rich source of vitamins (in specific Vitamin C), tannins, calcium, phosphorous, finer, protein and iron.
As I plan to relish a few wood apple this year, I request you to join my quest to raise funds for these wood apple lovers - temple elephants!