bael fruit

[English] plural baels / bael fruits

Bael fruit is the fruit of a tree grown in temple gardens throughout India. It is a close relative of the citrus. The fruit is about the size of, and has the appearance of a greyish-yellow orange with a thin woody rind. The floury pulp is pale orange in colour and has numerous seeds. Dried slices are soaked and boiled and the resulting liquid sweetened and drunk.

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