Wood apple or bel juice is an excellent fruit juice for summers, mostly people did not know the value of the fruit unless you buy the fruit and juice. In the villages in North India wood apple (Bel) is a holy fruit and its juice is considered as an excellent heat resistor.

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This juice has several minerals and vitamins in it and can treat digestion and constipation also. Wood apple (Bel) is known by many names, Bengal quince, golden apple, elephant apple, bilwa, monkey fruit, stone apple, bili and scientifically known as Aegle marmelos.

This juice is very effective in health problems like constipation, peptic ulcer, indigestion, respiratory problems, diarrhea, dysentery, piles, diabetes, sexual dysfunctions and so many. So let’s try this magical and valuable healthy juice.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized wood apple
  • 2 cups chilled water
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp of fine sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • Mint sprig
  • Some ice cubes

Method

The very first thing, take the wood apple and hit with a rolling pin (Belan) all around.

Now open apart from the outer hard shell and scoop out the pulp with the help of a spoon. Put all the scoop

In the bowl, Now add 2 cups of water, mix well and let it soak for 4/5 hours or overnight.

Next day or after 4/5 hours, mash the pulp with help of your hands or with a masher.

Now strain the mashed wood apple pulp through a fine sieve, add some water, about half a cup while straining.

Add 2 tbsp of powder sugar (one can also add jaggery), cardamom powder rose water and black salt to the collected bel juice.

Add some ice cubes and your wood apple juice is ready. Garnish with some mint leaves.

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