About Sara Paruppu / Cheraunji Dried nut ( Raw)
The fruit has a hard seed coat while the inside kernel is soft like a pine nut. It has a light acidic flavor akin to that of an almond. Normally the seeds are roasted or toasted before consumption or usage as heat make more flavors to emanate from the seed. The seeds are flat, oval and speckled with dark patches.It is known as chironji (or charoli). These almond-flavoured seeds are used as a cooking spice primarily in India. Buchanania lanzan is cultivated across India, primarily in the northwest. After the hard shell is cracked, the stubby seed within is as soft as a pine nut.
Benefits of Sara Paruppu / Cheraunji Dried nut ( Raw)
Chironji is considered as an effective aphrodisiac, and maybe used to improve reproductive health. Chironji may improve vitality and sexual vigour, and is believed to be an effective cure for problems like loss of libido. Chironji may be used to cure to clear nasal congestion and severe cold.
Botanical Name : Anacardiaceae
English Name : Almondette tree, Cheronjee, Buchanan’s Mango
Tamil Name : கொற்கை , சாரப்பருப்பு / Korka, Saraparuppu
Hindi Name : पियल , पियर ,चिरौंजी / Piyal, Piyar, Chiraungi
Malayalam Name : മ്യൂറൽ ,പ്രിയാളം , മ്യൂറൽ മരം / Mural, Priyalam, Mural maram
Telugu Name : శర , సరపప్పు / Sara, Sarapappu