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Indian Gooseberry

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


Taste Profile

It is sour in taste.

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 is a round-shaped fruit, yellowish-green or red in color. It can be eaten as fresh or used as an ingredient in desserts, jams, candies or drinks. The fruit is also used as an ingredient for pickling.

Health benefits

  • Gooseberries are rich in vitamin A and C which lower the risk of hypertension, heart disease, cancer and osteoarthritis.(1) 
  • They reduce the risk of diabetes and high blood cholesterol in the body.(1)

Selection Guide

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


Overconsumption of Indian gooseberries may cause diarrhea and low blood pressure.(2)

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