Garlic Pear Scientific Name Crateva religiosa is a moderate sized deciduous tree.
It is native to Japan, Australia, much of Southeast Asia and other South Pacific islands.
It is grown elsewhere for fruit, primarily in parts of the African continent.
They grow near wild streams and are widely grown as an ornamental and sacred plant, especially around temples, in India and Bangladesh.
Tree usually flowers and fruits in December and May.
Leaves and young shoots are, cooked as a vegetable, flowers are pickled, and berries and seeds are also edible.
The Garlic pears are rounded or ovoid shaped fruit, has a hard and rough rind, unpleasant smell and burning taste.
The seeds are, numerous, kidney-shaped, and embedded in a yellow pulp.
Apart from their burning taste garlic pear is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Crateva religiosa consists of the right amount of manganese which is essential for the healthy development of the human bone structure.
It can help to boost the mineral density of the spine.
Garlic pears can help to keep the body toxin-free and, helps regulate the fluid levels in the body.
Regularly consuming of garlic pear is beneficial for overcoming hear problems since it consists of a good amount of potassium.
The consumption of a sufficient amount of potassium will put you at a lower risk of developing heart problems like stroke and heart disease.