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Indian Gooseberry

Also Known As : Amla, Amlaki
Technical Name : Riba uva-crispa


Taste Profile

It has sour, bitter, and astringent like flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Indian Gooseberries can be used for making dips, murabba and pickles.

Common names and forms

  1. Amalaki
  2. Amalaki Powder
  3. Amla
  4. Amla (Emblica Officinalis,P.)
  5. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
  6. Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica)
  7. Amla Berries
  8. Amla Candy
  9. Amla Fruit
  10. Amla Fruit Raw
  11. Amla paste
  12. Awla Pulp
  13. Blemish Free Gooseberries
  14. Emblica officinalis
  15. Fresh Amla
  16. Organic Amalaki Fruit
  17. Organic Amla
  18. Organic Amla candy
  19. Organic Amla Fruit (Amalaki)
  20. Organic Amla Pulp
  21. Phyllanthus Emblica
  22. Shredded Dried Amla
  23. Sweet Amla


Indian gooseberry, also known as amla are edible fruits widely used in Indian cooking. The small berries are round and bright or yellow-green. It is rich in vitamin C and often purported to have potential antioxidant and heart-health benefits. The translucent green fruit, which derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Amlaki’ meaning “nectar of life”, can protect us against countless ailments. Apart from its medicinal use. It also finds an important place in traditional hair and skin care formulations. 


Health benefits

  1. The soluble fiber in amla berries dissolves quickly in the body, which helps to slow the rate your body absorbs sugar. This can help reduce blood sugar spikes. (1)

  2. The fiber in amla berries helps the body regulate bowel movements and may help to relieve symptoms from conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. High levels of vitamin C in Amla berries also helps the body to absorb other nutrients. (1)

  3. Amla berries are rich in vitamin A, which is key to improving eye health. Vitamin A not only improves vision, but it also may lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration. (1)

  4. Nutritionists say amla boosts metabolism too, making one shed weight faster. Amla has high fiber content and acids like tannic which help relieve constipation and make you look less bloated. (2)

  5. Be it arthritis-related joint aches or painful mouth ulcers, amla can provide relief owing to its anti-inflammatory properties. (2)

Selection Guide

Look for hard and dry Indian gooseberries. Avoid soft and wet gooseberries.

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