Bael fruits coloured in copper:
Églé marmelos, commonly known as bael, is a tree species native to India. It occurs throughout Southeast Asia as a naturalized species. The tree is considered sacred by Hindus and its fruits are used in traditional medicine and as a food in its entire range.
The Bael fruit has a smooth woody shell with a green, grey, yellow or peel. It takes about 11 months to mature on the tree, and can reach the size of a large grapefruit or depomelo, and some are even more. The shell is so hard that it must be broken with a hammer or machete. The fibrous yellow pulp is very aromatic. It has been described as the tasting of jam and the smell of roses.
Bael's fruits in floral art:
This dried fruit can be used to enhance a hanging garden decorated with rootless plants called tillandsias but also be used in natural hobbies with children by personifying these seeds in animal form.
It also has its effect glued to other seeds to make a centerpiece or a suspension.
Botany: Sword marmelos | Origin: India |diameter 2 to 4 cm |