I never thought that this plant can be grown in the terrace garden. Then I came to know that some people are growing this plant in pot successfully. I forgot that. But after a few months, a local shopkeeper showed a small plant and told me that it would produce fruits throughout the year. I got it for Rs 60. It was not expensive. I planted that in a plastic container. Surprisingly within a year, I got a few fruits from that plant. Yes, I am talking about the carambola plant. Did you ever see any? If not then I know you have atleast tasted these fruits. You definitely bought a few such fruits from the market. It is known in different names in different local languages. It is known kamranga in Bengali and carambola in Hindi. But do you know what is called carambola in English? It is very interesting. [Read more…] about Homegrown fruit in terrace garden; Carambola in English
Bel or bael is a popular summer fruit. Many people like this fruit whereas there are many people who do not like this fruit. The outer surface of this fruit is very hard. That is why it is also called bel pathar (stone). It is very nutritious too. It helps to control body temperature during summer days. Leaves of this tree are used in various puja in Hindu culture & religious practices. There is always a bel tree in the area of shiva mandir. Most of you have definitely notice this. This tree is very beneficial too. Various parts of this tree has many medicinal values. It is a common tree in Indian subcontinent, Malaysia, Thailand etc. Many people use its pulp to make refreshing drink. Its sundried pulp is used to make candy. You might have tried that too. But do you know what is bel in English? Do you know what is called bel pathar fruit in English? [Read more…] about Bel in English; Healthy & tasty Bel pathar fruit in English
Jackfruit is a popular summer fruit in the Indian subcontinent. It grows mostly in the tropical region. Tamilnadu, Kerala & Karnataka declared this fruit as their state fruit. It is the national fruit of Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Raw jackfruit is considered a vegetable whereas ripe jackfruit is a delicious, aromatic, juicy & sweet fruit. It is known as ‘kathal’ in various Indian languages. Almost everybody loves this fruit in West Bengal as well as Bangladesh. Many people also have this ripe jackfruit (kathal) & puffed rice (muri) as a breakfast food. It is a very popular breakfast in rural areas across the Bengal during summer days. Did you ever try it? It is a very delicious, healthy & simple breakfast food item. [Read more…] about Bengali village style breakfast – Kathal muri
We all love fresh fruits because it is healthy & delicious. Many people eat a lot of fruits in breakfast. We mostly know those fruits by their common names. People call the same fruits in different names according to their local language. Particularly, it becomes difficult to understand when there are multiple names for the same fruit in the same language. You might have noticed that particular fruit is known by a different name but in the same language. Sometimes you search on the internet to know more about the fruit but often face a problem because you know the fruit by its local name. But scientific names are globally accepted. Scientists & researchers identify a fruit by its scientific name which is generally binomial. We often become curious to know such scientific name of our favorite fruit what we know by its common name.
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