Bael: A Fruit Borne On a Sacred Tree

Discover the mythology of bael. Native to India, this fruit and its tree are considered scared by Hindus.

Bael fruit, with yellow astringent pulp and protected by a hard woody shell, is usually eaten dried, or the juice is strained and sweetened to make a drink. The tree is considered sacred by Hindus, and the roots, leaves and fruit are used medicinally.
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