Are you familiar with Wood Apple or Elephant Apple and tasted it?Wood apple is a common fruit available in most parts of India and mostly available during monsoon season. It is unique in its taste and flavor. When fruits are ripe, the flesh will some what sweet in taste but when it is not ripe it tastes sour. As elephants swallow this hard shelled fruit directly, it is commonly known as elephant's Apple. It is mostly available in Ganesh chaturdhi festival. This fruit is provided with plenty of nutrients and has many health benefits. Wood apple is good for kidney health, helps detoxifying, improve cardiovascular health, good for diabetes management, improve digestion , improves liver health and functioning , reduces body weight, etc. I am very fond of this fruit and the raw flesh I eat it whenever it is available to me. In my childhood I used to get lot of this fruit but nowadays this is not that much available. In Bangladesh and Srilanka this fruit is used as a street food by mixing the flesh with salt and chilly powder. In our house we used to make a sweet chutney out of it. It is rich in calcium, vitamins and many vital minerals.