Jamun fruit, which is known in Tamil as Naaval Pazham, Nagapazham, Nagapalam and Naavalpalam. It is also called as Java Plum, Black Plum, Jambul and Indian blackberry. This is a precious but humble fruit.

It is rich in iron, minerals, vitamin A and vitamin C and also acts as a coolant and induces digestive power.

The fruit is said to be good for diabetics and also for purification of blood. The seeds are used in ayurvedic and unani medicines for digestive ailments.

Even Diabetics can consume this fruit or drink its juice without increasing the sugar level.

However, due to its astringent flavor and for the purple stain it leaves on the tongue, the fruit do not find a place in the dining table.

The fruit once sold in street corners and front of every school for a nominal price, is turning out to be more expensive now, because the fruit is not cultivated on a large-scale, and since it has to travel a long distance.

It is a seasonal fruit and available from June to August. If you happen to see this fruit in the market, do not hesitate to buy it.

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  1. This is one of my favorite fruit when I was kid. My grandmother used to buy it from the local market.

  2. Beautiful pictures. I will try out your recipes soon.

  3. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.

  4. I love this fruit..but we dont get to taste it since in abroad 🙁 One of the missings.

  5. we are interest to produce jamun in large quantity by seeing your article, please suggest us how it will be marketed if we grown in large quantity, because this fruit always sold in streets and school campuses. How we get big market Sir/Madam

    • Hi Mahesh,

      Thank you for writing. Since you want to commercially produce this fruit, better to approach your nearest Agricultural Department who may help you.

  6. shakti radhe gyaneshwar

    i am interested in market the jamun in large.give me your may contact me on 08686164344/09542151757.

  7. I heard on a Tamil television show that Sennaval seeds have a lot of health benefits including cure for urinary track issues. Do you happen to know if Sennaval is different from the traditional nagapazham we all grew up with. Any ideas where I can get the sennaval seeds in Bangalore or even Chennai?

  8. Sam Idicula

    I have a seedling of jamun of two years old. How long it takes to have fruits. Thanks for the valuable information about the fruit.

  9. padmapriya

    Its my fav fruit… i like very much.. toda raba

  10. sachin sonage

    In my farm we have trees of this fruit.
    In this season there r many fruits on tress.
    So if any one want this fruit ( free) then contact me on my mail….

  11. Dear kamala,
    Is there any form we can store this fruit .
    thank you,

  12. Rakesh Mukherjee

    Please can you give English / Hindi /Arabic name of
    1. Gooseberry
    2. Lychee
    3. Coconut
    4. Jamun

  13. Recently I came across a picture of a jamun tree over which were hanging jamuns in the shape of mangoes. And the caption read that thelse are a new variety of fruit that is result between jamun and mangoes. What ever ..All I need to know is there a jamun variety that is in the shape of mangoes

  14. Dasaratha Raman

    My seedling tree started fruiting in less than 2 years with few bunches here and there. It is still fruiting now.

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