STONE APPLE ‘Aegle Marmelos’


Pot: Ø CM 18 / LT: 4 – H. 100 cm


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Aegle marmelos, called stone apple or wood apple in English, is a tree of about twenty meters, typical of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia.

Its fruit is a sphere with a woody exocarp, hard, green when unripe and golden yellow when ripe. Inside we find an orange pulp, with an intriguing flavor comparable to a papaya mixed with lime and with a strongly resinous aftertaste. The pulp is a thick, pasty and gelatinous cream, not homogeneous and at times grainy.The pulp contains about ten seeds, also edible if ground and prepared. Dried slices of bael are sometimes eaten as biscuits and dipped in hot drinks. With fresh fruits it is not difficult to see jams, syrups and sweets produced.

Calories, nutritional values and properties of bael

100 grams of bel contain about 137 calories, e

1 mg of sodium
1 mg of potassium
32 g of carbohydrates
3 g of fiber
28 g of sugar
2 g of protein

The fruit contains proteins, fats, a lot of dietary fiber, vitamins C, A and almost all those of the B group, minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus.

It can be of great help to the digestive system, helping with constipation, diarrhea, dysentery and ulcer. With bael oil, earaches are traditionally treated.

Moderate consumption of bael reduces the acidity of the metabolism and helps with asthma and dysuria. It is an effective antidiabetic, containing active ingredients that act in a similar way to insulin; strongly antioxidant, especially towards specific groups of tumor forms; and finally it is considered re-energizing, remineralizing, antimicrobial and antifungal.

  • Bael is one of the four fruits sacred to Hindus, together with coconut, jambul and cannonball fruit, and this fruit is already mentioned in the Vedic texts.
    The bael tree is strongly aromatic and an oil rich in limonene is obtained from it, with which soaps and shampoos are flavored.

It is extremely resistant, able to grow in desert or rainy environments, with climates that can range from fire temperatures over 40 ° up to several degrees below zero, and is also very tolerant with different soil pH levels.


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Weight 5 kg


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