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    262G, 1st lane,
    Shanthipura,Thalawathugoda,
    Sri Lanka.

    Telephone :
    +94 11 2776271

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    +94 11 2776271

    SL Office Email:
    info@handsexpolanka.com

     

    Wood apple

                 Dubbed elephant-apple, monkey fruit, and curd fruit, wood-apple is a native fruit to Sri Lanka and is grown prominently in its dry zones. Known botanically as Limonia acidissima, the Wood apple fruit is a berry of 5–9 cm in diameter which may taste either sweet or sour. It has a very hard rind which can be difficult to crack open, and contains sticky yet edible brown pulp and small white seeds.

                A hundred grams of wood apple pulp contains 31 grams of carbohydrate and two grams of protein, which add up to nearly 140 calories. The ripe fruit is rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A. It also contains significant quantities of the B vitamins, thiamine and riboflavin, and small amounts of Vitamin C. 

                The fruit is eaten plain, blended into an assortment of drinks and sweets, or well-preserved as jam. The scooped-out wood apple pulp is eaten uncooked with or without sugar, or is combined with coconut milk and palm-sugar syrup and made into a nutritious drink, or frozen as an ice cream. It is also used in chutneys, fruit preserves, jelly and jam.

                Our staff of over 200 will make sure that your order of Woodapple with U & H Lankafood Exports will be of the highest export quality and contains all the natural flavour and nutrients.