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.

The bael fruit has a smooth, woody shell and takes about 11 months to ripen. The fibrous yellow pulp is aromatic and has been described as tasting like marmalade and smelling of roses. Numerous hair seeds are encapsulated in a slimy mucilage
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