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Jamun Seed


The seed of the Jamun fruit is a precious gift bestowed upon man by nature. Possessed with several beneficial properties, it has long been used in traditional medicine to control diabetes, besides other ailments. The seed is sun dried and ground into a fine powder after which it is used in a variety of  formulations.

The Jamun seed is rich in Vitamins A and C and provides a high-fibre dietary intake. The seeds contain the alkaloid jambosine and the glycoside jambolin which are said to halt the diastatic conversion of starch into sugar.

Botanical name Syzygium cumini 
Common name Jambul, Black Plum 
Bengali Kala Jam
Hindi Jamun 
Kannada Nerale Hannu 
Konkani Zamblam, Jambul
Malayalam Naval, Perinnaral 
Marathi Jambool 
Tamil Neredam, Naval, Sambal 
Telugu Neredu

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