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    CAN HINDUS EAT THIS?

    Namaste

    I just read an article in the news paper about this fruit.It is said to be taken during summer months.It is from the palm/toddy tree ,do the scriptures permit consumption of this fruit?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borassus_flabellifer
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    Namaste Ram,

    What is it? I must say it does not look very appealing!

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    Namaste,

    I have eaten it many times and it tastes good. It is juicy and has sweet pleasant taste.

    You may very well eat it and there is no ban on eating it in scriptures as far as I know. However, it is advisable to take only small quantity at a time because if taken in large quantity, it can cause some pain in stomach until it is digested. In Tamilnadu you get many people selling this. It is available easily in rural parts of India wherever Palm (Toddy tree) grows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devotee View Post
    Namaste,

    I have eaten it many times and it tastes good. It is juicy and has sweet pleasant taste.

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    Namaste,

    It is a soft, sweet fruit somewhat firmer than the gel-like inside of a unripe, green coconut. Why would anyone even consider it to be prohibited is beyond me. We are not talking about fermented juices here; it is the raw fruit; soft and sweet. What could be better than a natural edible fruit? Of course one must buy it with the outer protective skin intact and wash it thoroughly before peeling off the skin to expose the edible part. The closest I can think of for the sake of comparison of the edible part is the lychee fruit. It is available mostly in the tropical southern states of India.

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    Namaste,

    I thank you all for the interesting information.
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    If you are in Maharashtra, it is called as 'taadgula', again, like some members above commented, it is mostly available in rural areas and in urban centers the only chance of finding it is during summer.

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    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by sydsnyper View Post
    ..... in urban centers the only chance of finding it is during summer.
    In the tropical Southern parts, there are two seasons: summer and summer. One summer coincides with the summer of the North and the other summer coincides with the winter of the North. You must be talking about the first summer in this context.

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    Namaskaram,

    I think it is called mangosteen in English.

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    Namaste,

    This is not Mangosteen. I come from the land of Mangosteen.(malaysia)

    BTW this fruit is known as Asian palmyra palm, toddy palm, or sugar palm.
    (Borassus flabellifer)

    It taste wonderful and sweet and juicy.

    This fruit tastes like a sweeter version of tender coconut kernel.

    I have eaten it even in India. In Tamil its called Nungu.

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