AFAM - A Fruit A Month was intiated by Maheswari. Happy to host it this month in my blog. I have chosen "Gooseberries" for the event.
Some facts about Gooseberries:
- Native to Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
- Fruits are nearly spherical, in light greenish yellow colour.
- Tastes sour, bitter, sweet and astrigent.
- Tradiontionally used in Ayurvedic medicine.
- Nutritionally good in dietary fiber, Calcium, phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin C and B.
- Indian gooseberries are called as nelli in Sinhala, nellikka in Malayalam, amlakhi in Assamese, usirikai in Telugu, nellikkaai in Tamil as well as aonla, aola, ammalaki, dharty, aamvala, aawallaa, emblic, Emblic myrobalan, Malacca tree, nillika, and nellikya in various other languages. Also known as Stachelbeere (German), Groseille a Maquereaux (French), Uva Spina (Italian), Stekbes (Flemish).
- Its also termed as "Poor man's apple" as it has the qualities equal to an apple. Remember "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", so "a gooseberry a day also keeps the doctor away" .... he he
So start your shopping and cook any dish of Gooseberry and send it to me.
Rules are very simple:
1) Post any recipe(veg or non-veg) which is cooked/prepared using Gooseberry. A link to this annoucement in your post is a MUST and if possible, please add the logo.
2) In case you wish to send some dish that you have posted earlier, please repost it with the link to the event and logo.
3) No restrictions on the number of entries...send in AS MANY AS YOU CAN.
4) Email me with the below details and Subject line as "AFAM", to illatharasi at gmail dot com (firstname.lastname@example.org) before September 30, 2008.
Link to the recipe/post
Roundup would be published during the first week of October.
5) If you are a non-blogger, please email me the recipe and the picture.
Click here for last month's AFAM - Lemon round up!
Looking forward for your recipes...... :-)
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