Ziziphus nummularia – Famine Foods

Ziziphus nummularia


India (Rajasthan): the fruit eaten when unripe; or when fully ripe measuring than one centimeter in diameter, are gathered in the beginning of the winter months. the fruits dried, ground, and sieved. The powder formed is eaten either alone uncooked or mixed with Gur (a sugar condiment) or Bajra (millet) flour. Bread[sic] [chapati?] is also made from the pounded powdered fruit. It is also reported that the cotyledons are removed from the seed, fried and eaten separately or mixed with Bajra (millet). (Uttar Pradesh, Balrampur region): Unripe fruit eaten. Pit removed and the fruit pounded and eaten uncooked or made into bread[sic] (chapati?).

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Burm. f.) Wight. & Arn.
Rajasthan, Jaisalmer district: Borti. Western Rajasthan: Bordi, Jharbér. Balrampur: jharbera.
Soil type favored by plant: sandy plains and sand dunes.

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