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Name of Nepali Dried Fruits in English

Written by Roshan Bhattarai · 2 min read >

Dried fruits are highly nutritious. In a small dried fruit, we get the same amount of nutrients that are in the fresh fruit. In Nepal, we eat dry fruits for our physical and mental benefits. We mostly know these available dried fruit names in Nepali. Today, in this article let us discuss the name of Nepali dried fruits in English.

Before We Begin

First, let us understand what is a dry fruit. Dry fruit is a fruit that has had almost all of the water removed through dehydration methods. These dried fruits are in small size but have high health benefits. It contains a lot of fiber and antioxidant properties.

Dried fruits are rich in polyphenols, that have numerous health benefits. They can be stored or preserved for a long time. Moreover, these are one of the popular snacks or gifts all over the world. So now, without delay, let us move on to the list below.

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Okhar

Okhar is round, single-seeded stone fruits that come from the Okhar tree. They are a good source of healthful fats, protein, and fiber. Along with that, they help weight control, anti-oxidant, reduce the risk of cancer, improve heart and bone health, and others. We call Okhar, Walnut in English.

Chokda

Image Source: Dates

Another popular dried fruit all over the world is Chokda. Chokda has a sweet taste. It comes from the flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae. It is very high in calories, anti-oxidant properties, and fiber. Along with that, it also promotes digestive and brain health. The English name for Chokda is Dates.

Badam

Image Source: Almond

The next dried fruit we have on our list is Badam. We all enjoy eating Badam. It is very high in nutrient value. They are rich in antioxidants, fiber, healthy fat, Vitamin E, protein, and others. Daily intake of it, will help control your blood sugar. The Almond is the English name for Badam.

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Kaju

Image Source: Cashew nuts

The list of dried fruits is incomplete without Kaju. Kaju comes from Cashew’s tree. It needs an extremely elaborated processing system to obtain a Kaju. They are expensive because there is just one nut per fruit.

Kaju helps improve bone health, weight management, heart health, reducing the risk of gallstones, etc. We know Kaju as Cashew nuts, in English.

Kismis

Image Source: Raisins

Now let us talk about Kismis. A Kismis is a dried grape. We can eat them raw or also use them for several culinary purposes. It is highly used in a commercial bakery.

Kismis helps in treating food poison, improving bone and heart health, etc. Along with that, they are also high in calories, sugar, iron, potassium, copper, Vitamin B6, and Manganese. The English name for Kismis is Raisins.

Pista

Nepali dried fruits in English

Pista is the seeds of the pistachio tree, which are usually green and slightly sweet. We have been eating them then and now. They have different colors, ranging from yellow to shades of green.

Pistas are high in fiber, minerals, protein, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, etc. They help maintain blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. Moreover, they also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Pistachio is the English name for Pista.

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Moongphali/Badaam

Nepali dried fruits in English

The Moongphali is a very appreciated and popular dry fruit all over the world. It is available in the shell or peeled salted and often roasted form. Peanut butter is one of the most used products we get from Moogphali. The English name for Moongphali/Badaam is Groundnut, Peanut, Ground pea, and Earth nut.

Makhana

Nepali dried fruits in English
Image Source: Makhana

Makhana is a seed that comes from the Euryale Ferox plant. Usually, Makhana is tasteless, thus it takes the taste that we add to it. It is high in antioxidants, amino acids, etc.

Regularly consuming it, helps promote heart health, weight loss, stabilize blood sugar levels, and others. We know Makhanas as Fox nuts, Euryale Ferox, Lotus seeds, Gorgon nuts in English.

These are the names of Nepali dried fruits in English.

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