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Indian gooseberry, Emblica officinalis Gaertn (syn. Phyllanthus emblica), also known as aonla. Important in Ayurvedic medicine and reported to reduce hypercholesterolaemia. An extremely rich source of vitamin C (600 mg/100 g). The raw fruit is acidic and astringent; usually used to make pickles.

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