Are you wondering how to name fruits or फलहरू- Phalaharū in Nepali? Then you have come to the right place! In this post, we’ll walk you through all the facts and words related to the common fruits in Nepali, along with different fruit words with standard translations. If you are ready to learn all that, continue reading below!
Nepal is a known vacation spot. Its mountains, woods, temples, and vibrant culture makes it one of the fascinating places to visit all year round. However, that is only a part of why Nepal is an amazing place. Aside from its rich culture and delicious cuisine, it is also a paradise for fruits. It is home to delicious and high-quality fruits like custard apples, jack fruit, java plum, cherry plum, and many more. Many vendors sell freshly peeled papaya, fresh juice, and even desserts with shreds of fruit garnished on them.
Especially when it comes to major winter and summer fruits like apples and mangos, Nepal is a prime cultivator. Moreover, medicinal fruit also holds a potent position in the Nepalese culture. So, if you want to explore all these Nepalese fruits, don’t stop scrolling!
The King Of Fruits In Nepal
Want to know what is the most famous and loved fruit in Nepal? Known as the “King of fruits,” mango is one of the most grown fruits in the Terai region of Nepal. Especially in the months of Jesthar and Ashar, Mangoes are grown widely throughout the area. This delicious fruit is so unique that adults and children both crave it. Its most authentic way of consuming it is as shakes or chilly mango paste with rice and dal. The sweet and sour taste with a bit of spice can make everything mouth-watering.
Besides the delicious taste, mangoes are popular in Nepal because of their medicinal qualities and cultural and religious importance. In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati craved the heavenly fruit mango, so much so that Lord Shiva created a mango tree with his divine powers. The fruit is also mentioned in ancient Sanskrit literature. It was given the status of the “king of fruits,” and the prince was so fond of it that he cultivated a large garden of mango trees.
Nepal is indeed a paradise for fruits. From common fruits like fresh watermelon to unique berries like Indian gooseberry, you will find the beauty of fruit cultivation nowhere else but in Nepal. Recently, notable efforts have been undertaken to improve the fruit cultivation business, which is also a focal point of agriculture in the country. A Horticulture Development Section has been functioning since 1955, and much bilateral assistance has helped Nepal grow its fruits in peace.
So, once you land in the country, you cannot miss out on trying some of the most unique and delicious fruits you will ever find in the world.
Common Fruits In Nepali
Here, we will go through some of the commonly found fruits in Nepal with Nepali language translations. With vocabulary, you will also get to learn a few facts about the fruits. If you are interested, let’s get started!
1. Apple- स्याऊ
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]स्याऊ[/Speechword]
Apple, known as Syā’ū, is Nepal’s most popular winter fruit. Dolpa district is the prime apple-cultivating district in the country, and many more apple trees are being planted in 55 of Nepal’s 75 districts, although plantations are still young.
Apples are popular in Nepal for their deliciousness and the health benefits they source. Their use for whitening teeth, neutralizing irritable bowel syndrome, detoxifying the liver, and decreasing the risk of diabetes are why apple is highly grown in Nepal nowadays. Organic apple farming is gaining a lot of popularity in recent times.
2. Plum- आलुबखडा
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]आलुबखडा[/Speechword]
Another common winter fruit loved by the locals is Ālubakhaḍā. As you may know, it tastes both sweet and tart. It is a juicy fruit and can be eaten fresh. You will find a fresh fruit seller on every street in Nepal that keeps stocks of plums in their shops.
Plum farming in Nepal has been existing for a long time now. At first, plum was cultivated for only consumption and self-purpose. But now, commercial upkeep has promoted a rise in plum cultivation, especially in the mountain regions. It is used as fresh fruit, wine, juice, and desserts. It also has several health benefits. It is a source of vitamins A, C, and K, preventing cancerous cells. It is a native plant of Asia and among the strongest Nepalese food plants.
3. Pomegranate- अनार
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]अनार[/Speechword]
How can we not talk about pomegranates when it comes to fruits in Nepal? Known as Anāra, it is a thick-skinned fruit with edible juicy and sweet seeds. It is eaten when seeds are red from being ripe. In Nepal, it is generally cultivated from June to August and is one of the most significant fruits. It is popular for its various health benefits, such as its high nutrition level, ability to lower blood pressure, boost the digestive system, prevent aging, and more.
Pomegranates are consumed in many ways, from mixed juices and ice cream to smoothies and wine. Nepal has begun to grow organic pomegranates, making them a primary commercial fruit.
4. Stone Apple- बेल्
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]बेल्[/Speechword]
Let us now come to one of the unique Nepali fruits. Known as Bel or Bael, the stone apple is a fruit grown in the wild of the Terai region. It is also popularly known as a wood apple, monkey fruit, or elephant apple. The fruit is usually greenish-yellow or grey and is eaten either fresh or dried. It is often eaten after being produced as candy, toffee, or nectar.
Bel is especially popular in Nepal for its religious purposes. It is considered a sacred fruit in the Hindu culture, where the fruit is offered to Hindu deities like Lord Shiva. It is, therefore, very popular in India too.
5. Mango- आँप
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]आँप[/Speechword]
As mentioned earlier, mango- Ām̐pa is one of the main summer fruits in Nepal. Not only is it useful commercially, but locals love the fruit. If you see a street vendor selling fresh and colorful fruits in a busy open market, you will find bright yellow mangoes that will make your jaws drop.
Mangoes have become essential to the Nepalese diet, keeping many parts of the country busy with its cultivation. Besides being sweet and delicious, Mango is Nepal’s favorite because of its nutritious qualities. It is rich in vitamins A and C and contains dietary fiber. Moreover, in recent times, it has become a significant source of income for farmers.
Fun fact, mango trees are considered an important deity in the Hindu culture.
6. Jackfruit- कटहर
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]कटहर[/Speechword]
If you love bananas and pineapple, Nepal has the right fruit for you! Known as Katahar, Jack fruit is a giant fruit with a sweet flavor and a mixture of the taste found in bananas and pineapple. It has a unique texture that not everyone can take in. However, Nepal has a large crowd that is crazy after this fruit.
While the Terai forest has good jackfruit cultivation, most of the jackfruits in Nepal are imported from India. Every year a massive amount of jackfruit gets imported, and the market gets filled with them.
7. Lychee- लिची
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]लिची[/Speechword]
After mango, Licī or Lichi fruit is one of Nepal’s essential sub-tropical fruit crops. It is said that the Rana, who ruled the country for 104 years, was the one who introduced lychee in Nepal from India and Burma. Nowadays, lychee is a famous fruit widely cultivated in the Terai region.
If you are unaware of what lychees are, it is a red fruit when ripe from the outside. From the inside, it has a clear color with a jelly-like texture. It is sweet and tastes scrumptious. If you ever visit Nepal, grab a packet of freshly picked lychee fruit from the streets.
8. Banana- केरा
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]केरा[/Speechword]
Just like mango, Nepali people are crazy for Kērā. It is another essential fruit crop after mango and lychee and has frequently evolved. The demand for bananas in Nepal has seen new heights, and the terai region is increasingly improving its high-value crop farming conditions. The government has also kept it a top priority.
Bananas are consumed in many different ways in Nepal. From smoothies and desserts to custards and ice creams, you will find a variety of banana dishes once you land in the country.
9. Nepali Hog Plum- लप्सी
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]लप्सी[/Speechword]
Want to know a fruit that is not popular anywhere else but in Nepal? Known as Lapsi, the Nepali hog plum is a unique greenish-yellow fruit that the locals treasure. It is like a small oval-shaped plum with a sour taste. They are usually made into pickles, tarts, and spicy candies.
Lapsi pickle has a trend of its own. Nepali homemakers take great pleasure and delight in preparing and offering them to guests whenever they visit.
10. Raspberry- ऐंसेलु
[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]ऐंसेलु[/Speechword]
Known as ainselu, raspberry in Nepal is quite popular. Nepal is known for different types of berries all around. Raspberries are one of them and are dear to the locals. It is a pretty and pleasantly sour-sweet fruit. The riper they are, the sweeter the taste and the more intense the flavor.
The fruit is famous as a remedy for indigestion and appetizer. It is also a good source of Vitamin C and is low in calories. It is usually consumed as jam or dessert in Nepal, and the famous “hinwa” wine also contains a mixture of raspberries.
Apart from these, Indian plum, custard apples, Indian gooseberry, fresh tangerine, peach, guava, pomelo, java plum, cherry plum, pear, walnut, orange, grapes, apricot, papaya, rough lemon, and coconut are also popular fruits grown in Nepal.
Other Fruits In The Nepali Language
These are some other common fruits from around the world and how to say them in Nepali.
|Avocado||एभोकाडो||Ēbhōkāḍō||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]एभोकाडो[/Speechword]|
|Apricot||खुबानी||Khubānī||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]खुबानी[/Speechword]|
|Blackberry||जामुन||Jāmuna||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]जामुन[/Speechword]|
|Barberry||चूतरो||Chutro||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]चूतरो[/Speechword]|
|Black plum/ java plum||जामुन||Jāmuna||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]जामुन[/Speechword]|
|Cranberry||क्रेनबेरी||Krēnabērī||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]क्रेनबेरी[/Speechword]|
|Cherry||पैंयूं||Panyu||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]पैंयूं[/Speechword]|
|Cherry plum||अलचा||Alcha||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]अलचा[/Speechword]|
|Coconut||नरिवल||Narivala||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]नरिवल[/Speechword]|
|Dragonfruit||पिताहया||Pitahaya||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]पिताहया[/Speechword]|
|Grapes||अंगूर||Aṅgūra||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]अंगूर[/Speechword]|
|Indian plum/ Chinese date||बायर||Bayar||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]बायर[/Speechword]|
|Indian gooseberry||अमला||Amalaa||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]अमला[/Speechword]|
|Kiwi||किवी||Kivī||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]किवी[/Speechword]|
|Lemon||कागती||Kāgatī||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]कागती[/Speechword]|
|Melon||खरबुजा||Kharabujā||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]खरबुजा[/Speechword]|
|Mulberry||तुती||Tutī||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]तुती[/Speechword]|
|Orange||सुन्तला||Suntalā||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]सुन्तला[/Speechword]|
|Olive||जैतून||Jaitūna||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]जैतून[/Speechword]|
|Papaya||पपीता||Papītā||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]पपीता[/Speechword]|
|Pear||नाशपाती||Nāśapātī||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]नाशपाती[/Speechword]|
|Peach||पीच||Pīca||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]पीच[/Speechword]|
|Pineapple||अनानास||Anānāsa||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]अनानास[/Speechword]|
|Strawberry||स्ट्रबेरी||Sṭrabērī||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]स्ट्रबेरी[/Speechword]|
|Watermelon||तरबूज||Tarabūja||[Speechword voice=”Nepali” isinline]तरबूज[/Speechword]|
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