Published on Nov 10, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 2 min read
Amla is the one of the most important medicinal plants in the traditional system of medicine. It contains the highest amount of vitamin C and has other nutrients as well. I have discussed the health benefits of amla in this article.
The wonder fruit amla (Indian gooseberry) is highly valued by nutritionists and practitioners of indigenous medicine. This is scientifically known as Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus emblica.
Amla has been held in high esteem in indigenous medicine. It is acidic, diuretic and laxative in nature. Amla is probably, the richest source of Vitamin C in fresh as well as dry states. This fruit contains a chemical substance, which prevents the oxidation of vitamin in it. The vitamin C in it is well conserved by preserving the fruit in solution or in the form of dry powder. This fruit is a rich source of pectin, thus useful in making jams and jellies.
Amla - Nutritional Value:
The Nutritional Value of Amla per 100 g is as follows:
Protein - 0.5 g
Energy - 58 Kcal
Vitamin A - 151 IU
Carotene - 9 mcg
Calcium - 50 mg
Iron - 1.2 mg
Phosphorus - 20 mg
Fiber - 3.4 g
Vitamin C - 600 mg
Health benefits Of Amla:
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