What is it called in different languages?
English: Indian gooseberry
Tamil: nellikai
Telugu: usirikaya
Hindi: amla
Bengali: amlaki/ amlaka
Kannada: nellikai

1.Indian gooseberry

2.Star gooseberry


About Indian gooseberry: The botanical of Indian gooseberry is Phyllanthus Emblica. They have a tart taste with a slight sweetness. Gooseberries are rich sources of protein, carbs, fiber, vitamin C, B5, B6, manganese, potassium. They are also a rich source of antioxidants. Gooseberries contain a good amount of water. The extracts of gooseberries are also good for hair and skin, they are even used in making cosmetics. There is also another variety of gooseberry that is star gooseberry (telugu: chinna usirikaya). The botanical name of star gooseberry is Phyllanthus Acidus with other common names as West India gooseberry, star berry, country berry.

– Controls blood sugar levels
– Protects brain health
– Prevents the risk of cancer
– Maintains heart health
– Lowers cholesterol
– Prevents infections

– You can make pickle –
– Can make juice –
– You can make jam –
– Can make candy –
– You can make fry –
– Can make amla rice –
– You can make rasam –
– Can make amla murabba (sweet recipe) –
– You can make laddu –