White Jamun fruit plants (Syzygium cumini) is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae, native to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Indonesia. The fruit is oblong, ovoid, starts green and turns pink to shining crimson white as it matures. A variant of the tree produces white coloured fruit,commonly known as white jamun.
Grafted or Buded white jamun fruited after 1 year. The white jamun fruit has a combination of sweet, mildly sour and astringent flavour and tastes best when the fruits are soaked in salt water for 30 minutes. Raw fruits are used for for making wine and vinegar. The juice of ripe fruit is used for preparing jams, jelly, sauces and other beverages.
The seeds of Jamun are used in various alternative medicines like Ayurveda, Unani and Chinese medicine for treating digestive ailments like dysentry.
The seeds are also rich in protein and carbohydrates and contain traces of calcium.
Jamun juice acts as a diuretic and gives a soothing effect on human digestive system. It is also dried with salt and preserved as a Churan (digestive powder).
Diabetic patients can consume jamun fruit daily during the season to control sugar levels.White Jamun fruit plants in Kerala is available in our farm.