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Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Bitter Gooseberry Is The Indian Cure-All

An Indian government banner promoting the health benefits of the Indian gooseberry, or "amla." (Flickr/Hari Prasad Nadig)

An Indian government banner promoting the health benefits of the Indian gooseberry, or “amla.” (Flickr/Hari Prasad Nadig)

If you live in India and you’ve got the cold or flu, you might be told to eat some “amla,” or Indian gooseberry.  The fruit is loaded with vitamins and is sold in a host of forms to treat everything from the common cold to baldness. But it’s also incredibly bitter.

Here and Now’s Jill Ryan profiles a family in Ahmedabad, India, who earns a living making the fruit taste better. This segment originally aired on World Vision Report.


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