Amla or Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica/Emblica officinalis) is best recognized for its richness of Vitamin C. Another anti-oxidant found in gooseberry juice is superoxide dismutase. SOD (superoxide dismutase) is an important enzyme that many people are often deficient in. This enzyme is important in ridding the body of free radicals.
Amla grows on a deciduous tree of the Phyllanthaceae family. Amla fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, smooth and hard on appearance, with six vertical stripes or furrows. Amla taste is best described as sour, bitter and astringent.
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