Monday, May 20, 2013


Botanical Name; Elaeocarpus serratus L.

Local Names; Veralu (Sinhala) Veralikkai (Tamil)

Recommended varieties in Sri Lanka; Local cultivars (Round or oval Fruits)

Nutritional values; High in starch and sugars, low amounts of proteins and iron

Medicinal values; good for diarrhea due to its constipating effect

Nature of cultivation; Naturally grown and scattered in home gardens

Value added products; Pickle, cordial, ice cream

Veralu

Reference
  • Tropical fruits of Sri Lanka, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
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