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Yeast

A microscopic living fungus that is an essential ingredient in bread making and brewing. Some kinds of yeast are of great importance to humans. The yeast cell is oval in shape with a thin membrane. Under suitable moisture and food source, it reproduces asexually. Types Baker’s yeast is …

Lemon Juice

Hindi Name: Nimbu Ka Ras The juice extracted by crushing the pulp of lemon fruit. Lemon juice is most commonly used in a drink called lemonade which is made by using lemon juice, water and sugar. The juice is most widely used for various culinary and non-culinary purposes …

Lychee

Lychee is a fruit which has an extremely juicy whitish pulp and is usually eaten fresh. It is very sweet and tarty in taste. The fruit is oval shaped. It has a very enticing floral fragrance. It is covered with a rough texture which is pink in color …

Mulberry

Hindi Name: Shahtut A fruit belonging to the berry family. The fruits turn pink to dark purple or black. It is about 2-3 cms long and has a sweet, tarty flavor. They get their color from a chemical called anthocyanins which is a great antioxidant. The ripe fruit …

Sultana

Hindi Name: Munnaka Native to Turkish origin, Sultanas are large white grapes to rich golden-brown colour. Sultanas are often confused for raisins and currants, as all are dried forms of grapes. What differentiates Sultana from the other two varieties is its tenderness and sweetness. They are golden in …

Pear

Hindi Name: Nashpati Belonging to the member of rose family, pear is a fruit that is juicy and can have a mildly acidic to sweet taste. It typically has a rounded body that tapers into a neck. Pears are available in different forms: fresh, dried, canned or in …

Olives

Hindi Name: Zaitun They are the fruits of the olive tree that have been cultivated for more than 5000 years in the Mediterranean. Its oldest cultivation is found to be in what is now Jordan. Olives are cultivated in autumn and winter for olive oil, fine wood, olive …

Orange

Hindi Name: Santra Orange is a citrus fruit that can be sweet or bitter. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of oranges. It is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia. It is a winter fruit that is available mostly in colder climate but now it can be …

Orange Rind

Hindi Name: Santre ka chilka Orange rind also called orange zest is the colored outer skin peeled from the fruit orange. Once it is peeled, it releases instant aroma around the surroundings. It is due to the essential oils that are in the zest. Orange rind shouldn’t be …

Papaya

Hindi Name: Papita It is a tropical fruit that has a sweet taste, soft texture and are pear shaped. It is native to southern Mexico and Central America. The black seeds of papaya are actually edible and have a peppery taste. Young papaya contains papain and hence has …