(Scrub jungles naturally occur on soils which experiences very little rain.
As a result of this, the soil becomes extremely rich in its nutrients.
Any plant that grows on such soils pick up the concentrated nutrients, and becomes much richer, compared to those (same) plants that grow under conditions of heavy rainfall.
Heavy rains leach away the soil nutrients, and therefore the plants growing there will naturally have much LESS nutrients in them.
The Indo-Malaysian forests are called RAIN FORESTS because of this ecological factor.
The trees in these forest look huge, necessarily because of the abundant water, and NOT because of the nutrient supply.
In fact, the soils under the Rain Forests are mostly ACIDIC, because of the leaching processes.
The above phenomenon can be easily understood if I make a comparative presentation:
For example, the dates (or any other fruit or vegetable) raised in a desert country would have very thick concentrations of nutrients, compared to the dates raised in countries where there is plenty of rainfall.)
She further told me that she promised positively the previous day thinking I was only 55 or so.
(* I will write on this in a separate article.)
If you want to know the name of this fruit in other languages, just click the following site:
They have given a nice listing of this in several languages. As for example, pumpkin is called:
Tamil: Paranggi or Paranggikkai (This name is not found in the above site.)
Chinese (Mandarin): Nangua
Arabic: Kara Safra
French: Potiron or Citrouille
German: Kuerbis or Kurbis
India: Hindi: Kaddu
The golden rule is “Anything in excess can be dangerous”. So, control your anxiety, and go easy on it.
Do not be surprised if some one with a commercial potential comes up with a capsule of pumpkin skin that can be swallowed on a daily basis for extended life.
Somebody, somewhere may take it up to do further research along this line, and may come up with a 'new' idea, claiming that this is his 'own' discovery, and may even patent it.
When that happens, I may have to pay a higher price (that would include a royalty for his discovery) to buy those capsules for my own consumption.
Apart from that, some people here and there may come up with fake pumpkin capsules, simply filled with calcium!
Well, that is today's world!