- 1 medium wood apple (700-800 gms)
- 1 cup Juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp black salt
- Fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)
- 4 chilled glasses of water
- 1 cup coconut milk (optional)
- ice cubes
If you are looking to cool off with a refreshing and tasty drink on a hot summer day, but want something other than lemonade, then wood apple juice is definitely something to take delight in.
Surprisingly, they are not another type of apple. A wood apple or Bael fruit is also known as elephant apple (because in other regions such as Thailand, they are a favorite fruit for elephants to feast upon) and also known as monkey fruit.
It smells absolutely amazing because its aroma has hints of mango, banana and maple syrup. If you eat them as is then it would be a little too sour for you. Therefore, a juice that has some sugar and even coconut cream is the best way to drink it.Here is a very quick and easy recipe to make wood apple juice at home.Enjoy a refreshing glass of cold Apple juice post your workout with smart water bottles from Vaya!
Aids in digestion
Wood apple is an excellent laxative if one is having any constipation issues. It eases the intestines and helps in carrying out the bowel movements. It has antifungal properties that combat against any bacteria in the rectum.
Acts as a blood purifier
Wood apple eliminates toxins from the body by purifying the blood. You can eat a tablespoon or two of its pulp or drink its juice. It is preferred to drink it in warm water to see best results.
Effective for ear aches
Many herbalists use wood apple’s root for treating ear aches.
Wood apple is abundant in vitamin C and if consumed regularly, can prevent scurvy. It also increases the immune system’s strength and thus protects against viral infections.
Keeps diabetes at bay
Wood apple helps diabetes levels in check by reducing insulin and glucose leaves. If you are diabetic then its best to not use any sugar in the juice or at best add a pinch of brown sugar in it.
Gives an energy boost
Wood apple increases metabolic activity, is high in protein and boosts overall energy.
How to make Wood Apple Juice