Goa’s Bounty: Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sweet potato is a starchy root vegetable that is considered as one of the most nutritious food. It is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and…

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Goa’s bounty: Musk Melon (Cucumis melo)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Musk melon is a delicious fruit available in India throughout the year. In Goa, musk melons, locally called chibad, are abundant in the rainy season. When over ripe…

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Goa’s bounty: Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pineapple is a popular tropical fruit that is delicious, healthy and nutritious. It is widely consumed in many parts of the world. It is rich in soluble and…

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Goa’s bounty: Cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale)

Monday, May 25, 2015

The cashew plant, introduced by the Portuguese thrives well in the warm and humid Goan climate. Cashew apples are not actually the fruit, but the enlarged stem of…

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Goa’s Bounty : Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

A refreshing slice of watermelon on a hot summer day is not only delicious, but extremely healthy as well. One hundred grams of watermelon contains 16 kilocalories. It…

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Goa’s Bounty: Drumstick (Moringa oleifera)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Moringa Oleifera is the scientific name for the popular drumstick tree. The leaves and immature pods are generally consumed as a vegetable.

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Goa’s Bounty: Tender Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Consuming fresh tender coconut water right out of coconuts is a good way to quench your thirst and beat the summer heat. Coconuts are readily available in a…

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Goa’s Bounty: Banana Flower (Musa paradisiaca)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The banana flower also known as a banana blossom, is a large dark purple red blossom that is found at the end of a bunch of bananas. The…

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Goa’s Bounty: Breadfruit (Artocarpus atilis)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Breadfruit is a very popular fruit in Goa. It is locally known as Neerphanas. It is generally used like a vegetable. It can be baked, boiled, cooked, fried…

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Goa’s bounty: Bimbli (Averrhoa bilimbi)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Averrhoa bilimbi, a close relative of the Carambola (star fruit) is a very common fruit in Goa and is locally known as Bimbli. The unripe fruit is crunchy…

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