Ambarella Fruit : Discover The Wonderful
Ambarella, scientifically termed as Spondias dulcis, is a tropical fruit-bearing tree that goes by several common names including June plum, golden apple, dwarf golden plum. This succulent summer produce confers numerous advantages for human health, such as enhancing immune system functions, preventing heart ailments like atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction or heart attack, enriching skin texture, maintaining optimal vision and remedying gut problems.
The ambarella crop thrives in hot, humid climates in tropical zones. It grows extensively in warmer parts of Asia and Africa, in many countries including India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Jamaica and Barbados. The ambarella tree is usually very tall, reaching a height of up to 20 m with branches that hold deciduous pinnate leaves. In the blooming period, the tree bears small, bright white-coloured flowers, that eventually bud into oval, green, or yellow fruits. The ambarella fruit is popular summer produce in many regions in India, much like the ubiquitous mangoes. The raw, green fruits are a bit sour in taste, hence they are sun-dried and made into jams and pickles, or eaten with salt and spices. The ripe yellow fruits have a delicious, crispy inner flesh, with a fibrous pit i.e a large seed in the center and are enjoyed in fruit salads as well as puddings and pastries.
Ambarella fruits display an impressive nutritional profile, being abundant in water content, proteins, healthy fats, natural sugars as well as vitamins C, A. Moreover, this exotic summer harvest is a treasure trove of essential minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron besides potent antioxidants namely flavonoids, terpenoids, tannins, saponins and cardiac glycosides.
It comes as no surprise then that ambarella fruits are sought out and consumed by many, for their marvellous health incentives, in addition to their immense therapeutic potential. Ambarella Fruit Health Benefits:
Augments Heart Function
Ambarella is blessed with the goodness of cardiac glycoside group of antioxidants. These plant compounds help to maintain normal blood pressure levels, thereby averting the risk of hypertension or hypotension. They also enable smooth flow of nutrients via blood vessels, preventing instances of bad LDL cholesterol clogging in the arteries, thus effectively keeping cardiac ailments at bay. Also Check Out: Amazing Foods To Reduce LDL Cholesterol – Infographic
Being inherently rich in vitamin C content, besides iron, ambarella works wonders to maintain defense mechanisms in the body. Eating the ambarella fruit or even having a side of a pickle with meals assists in the synesis of healthy white blood cells, required for combating foreign invaders and infections in the body. Vitamin C also improves the absorption of iron in the bloodstream, essential for healthy red blood cell synthesis as well as preventing anaemia and fatigue.
Cures Digestive Issues
Ambarella is packed with beneficial antioxidants such as flavonoids, terpenoids and tannins. These work in synergy to foster easy digestion, besides treating a host of common gastrointestinal complaints like bloating, indigestion, flatulence. The best time to eat ambarella is before a heavy meal of breakfast or lunch, to help activate gastric juices in the stomach and facilitate smooth assimilation of food.
Bestowed with profuse amounts of vitamin A, ambarella fruits can be consumed regularly as part of the diet to help promote healthy eyesight in children and adults. Squeezing the pulp into a juice, adding a few slices to a salad, or simply biting into the ripe June plums on a regular basis lowers the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other vision problems in the later years.
Combats Skin Infections
The wealth of antimicrobial agents in ambarella fruit tackle common skin conditions such as dryness, psoriasis, rosacea and other blisters and wounds. Moreover, the antioxidants in June plum stimulate collagen synthesis, thereby slowing down ageing and diminishing wrinkles and fine lines.
Health Benefits of Ambarella
Leaves and the bark of ambarella are widely used as a therapeutic agent as it contains flavonoids, saponin and tannins. Fruit is dense in nutrients and improves overall health. One serving of ambarella fruit provides 48Kcal of energy, 1 gram of protein, 12 grams of carbohydrate, 233 IU of vitamin A, 30mg of vitamin C, 15 mg of calcium, 3 mg of iron and 22 grams of phosphorus. The fruit also contains dietary fibre and Vitamin B complex constituents like thiamine and riboflavin. Listed below are few of the health benefits of Ambarella
Helps Treat Cough
Leaves extract are quite beneficial for treating cough. About 3 or 4 fresh leaves of ambarella tree is boiled in two cups of water and allowed to stand for few minutes. The concoction is strained and usually taken with honey.
Fruit can also be used to treat cough. Two or three pieces of the ambarella fruit are shredded and the water is squeezed. A pinch of salt can be added to the extract and consumed thrice a day to relieve cough.
Controlling cholesterol levels
The fruit consists of good amount of vitamin C which helps to metabolize cholesterol into bile acids, which may have implications for blood cholesterol levels and the incidence of gallstones. So this fruit with vitamin C useful to control your cholesterol levels.
Showcasing the epitome of elegance and craftsmanship
Pure Gold by Tiesh has a well renowned Sri Lankan actress Yehali Tashiya Kalidasa as its brand ambassador. She is a multi-faceted young personality who has made her international debut in Pakistani cinema, and perfectly embodies the essence of the Pure Gold by Tiesh brand.
Tiesh, recognized for its exceptional craftsmanship and timeless designs, launched thier latest filigree collection under its subsidiary, Pure Gold by Tiesh. Imported from the best jewellery houses in Europe, Italy, Turkey, and Dubai, this collection features a stunning array of Italian 18-karat jewellery and 22-carat gold pieces adorned with pearls.
The newly unveiled filigree collection showcases a range of breathtaking earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings that exude elegance, dynamism, and vitality. With pieces available in tri-colours, rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold, Pure Gold by Tiesh has curated this collection with careful attention to detail, catering specifically to the wedding season.
Director Thiyasha expressed the brand’s dedication to excellence, stating, “Our jewellery stands out compared to other bridal jewellers. We are deeply invested in every aspect, from design to quality and craftsmanship. Our customers have repeatedly expressed their satisfaction, stating that our collections surpass those of many leading jewellery houses.”
What sets the filigree collection by Pure Gold by Tiesh apart is its versatility, allowing each piece to be worn in multiple ways. With a commitment to inclusivity, Tiesh caters to diverse cultures and ethnicities, offering something for everyone, from beautiful Hindu brides to Muslim brides and traditional Kandian brides.
Director Ayesh De Fonseka elaborated on the collection’s uniqueness, saying, “Each piece is distinct and one-of-a-kind. What’s truly captivating about this collection is its transformative aspect. We are reintroducing our special ring that transforms into a bangle, a design we first introduced in Sri Lanka in 2015.”
The dazzling filigree collection showcases the sheer intricacy and timeless allure of filigree work through an exquisite range. The inclusion of transformative jewellery adds an innovative touch to the collection, setting it apart from Tiesh’s other offerings. Every piece of jewellery from Tiesh is a fusion of traditional and trendsetting elements, allowing customers to express their individual preferences. This exclusivity distinguishes the brand from its competitors, while the meticulous attention to detail adds a touch of modern luxury to each creation.
“We wanted a collection that could complement any look: beautifully paired with your favourite watch, worn as a classic stack of bangles, or simply worn alone for a more subtle appearance,” Thiyasha further added.
The campaign surrounding the filigree collection not only celebrates the grandeur and glamour of modern Sri Lankan women but also pays tribute to the rich culture and bridal market. Tiesh continues to be at the forefront of the jewellery industry, offering exquisite designs that capture the hearts and desires of jewellery enthusiasts worldwide.
Fellowship and networking
Institute of Hospitality Sri Lanka
The Institute of Hospitality, Sri Lanka International branch had their 31st Annual General Meeting recently meeting at Movenpic Hotel Colombo followed by cocktails and fellowship.
This is an annual event, organised by the President Dr. Harsha Jayasinghe and Executive Committee of the Institute.This event is organised for members of the Institute of Hospitality who have shown their dedication and commitment to the tourist industry.
The evening started with a speech from the President of the Institute Dr. Harsha. He spoke about the challenges ahead for the hospitality industry. Sri Lanka is making progress and economy is slowing signs of settling down. There are many tourists to Sri Lanka and this is definitely positive signs for the country said Director/CEO of National Development Bank Dimantha Seneviratne.
It was an entertaining evening with many members of the hospitality industry in attendance. The General Manager of the Movenpick hotel Roshan Perera gave his unstinted support to make a successful event The Chief Guest Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Shirantha Peiris also spoke
Denara Eid Durbar
The Denara Vocational Training Institute a subsidiary of the All Ceylon Muslim Women’s Association is for the first time conducting a full day’s programme comprising a mini Eid Bazaar, Sale of items produced by the students of Denara and Cuty Rose and an evening of entertainment. It will be open to the public on Saturday,17th June from 9 am to 5 pm and entrance tickets to the exhibition are priced at Rs. 100/- .
Denara was established in October 2021 where courses in dressmaking, needlework, computer classes, cookery classes and Mehendi Art have been carried out. Despite the economic crisis, and all the challenges endured during these past few years, Denara has been able to still conduct the above classes giving many opportunities to the youth. The Vocational and Training Institute is supported by the All Ceylon Muslin Women’s Association, a reputed charity organization of 70 years history to date!
More than 200 items will be exhibited and available for sale, in addition to bed linen, table linen, cushion covers, cloth bags, and others lovingly crafted with beautiful hand embroidery.
Different to regular exhibitions and sales, a second part is being introduced to the day’s activities where a complete Moghul feel will take over! Ambassador for Turkey Demet Sekercioglu, Ambassador for Turkey in Colombo will grace the exhibition at 4 pm.
A spokesperson from the organising committee said that it will be a festive occasion in keeping with Eid, where an evening of music and games, a fashion show by the students of Denara and Cuty Rose showcasing their creations will be held not only to encourage the talented students who have worked hard to showcase their talents, but also to create an entertaining afternoon. The widely acclaimed Muslim Chorale Choir will make a guest appearance complementing the occasion. The day’s proceedings will conclude with a light dinner where tickets for this are priced at Rs. 3,000/- and already available for sale at the Denara Vocational Training Institute Office located at 191/50, Mangala Gardens, Colombo 5. . Please call on 077 853 9890 for further details.
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