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Suntala, tangerine

Suntala, tangerine, botanical name Citrus tangerina

– Oranges and tangerines are basically generalized or called as suntala in Nepal. But those two fruits are different nature. Tangerines are smaller than oranges. They are less sour and tart than oranges. Their trees grows upto 20 feet tall unlike oranges which grow about 30 feet tall.

– A famous snack dish Suntala sandeko is prepared by marinating tangerines with salt and chili. This is eaten in the sunny winter days while staying outdoors.

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Amba, guava

Amba [Nepali name], guava [English name].

Binomial name Psidium guajava.

Guava is a yellowish tropical fruit, globular or pear shaped with thin, yellow, green or brown skin. It tastes like a combination of strawberry and a pear. The pulp found inside the fruit may taste sweet or sour depending on the type of guava or the ripeness of the fruit.

Guava farming in Nepal started ancient times growing their own use only. Guava is one of the most common fruits successfully grown all over Nepal in both tropical and subtropical climates. It is grown in the Terai [flat lands] and pahad [hilly region]. It is grown from an altitude of 115 meters above sea level in Bara to 1600 meters above sea level in Terhathum. Guava is a favorite fruit among poor farmers as it is a relatively low maintenance crop that reaps great benefits.  

Guava is rich in Vitamin C and it helps to protect cells and lower cancerous damage to them. 

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Mausami, orange

Mausami, orange
botanical name Citrus sinensis
In general life, oranges are called Suntala. But in fact, suntala are tangerines.

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Ainselu, himalayan yellow raspberry.
Binomial name Rubus ellipticus.

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Chutro, Himalyan blue barberry.
Binomial name Mahonia bealei.





tastes as fleshy, oily and creamy.

Avocado has fairly consumed by Nepalese people recently. These days people have started growing avocado trees in their backyards.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per 1 cup, sliced (146 g)

Calories 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21 g 32%
Saturated fat 3.1 g 15%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated fat 14 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Potassium 708 mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4%
Dietary fiber 10 g 40%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 2.9 g 5%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Nepalese wild kimbu

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Kafal, wild nepalese mulberry