Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Guava bloom

Guava, an important tropical fruit of West Bengal, traders are off lading it for sale in market place in South 24 Parganas district.

South 24 Parganas along with Nadia, Midnapore, Burdwan and Hooghly are guava producing districts of West Bengal. It is third most important fruit crop of West Bengal state after mango and banana. Introduced in India in the XVIIth century A.D. by Portuguese, it is now one of the important subtropical fruits of India. Recent years have seen several commercial orchards coming up in West Bengal Guava. Guava is used in folk rites, rituals and festivals. Folk healers use guava plant as folk medicines for curing ailments. Different folklores are evolved in the agrarian folk societies in the form of oral literature like proverbs, rhymes, riddles, folk songs etc.

It is good source of vitamin C, pectin, calcium and phosphorous. Plant leaves could be used for curing diarrhea and off course ripe fruits are used in making wine; which warms the blood within our veins !!

1 comment:

Guava Fruit said...

Thanks for the formation. I find guava very tasty. It is good for health. It is rich in vitamin C. It is great for eyes and heart, skin, hair. It also helps for combating colon and prostate cancer and has many other benefits.