Skip to product information
1 of 3


Bignay Fruit Plants (Antidesma Bunius)

Regular price 250.00
Regular price Sale price Rs. 250.00
Sale Sold out
Plant Type

Bignay Fruit (Antidesma Bunius):

Botanical Name: Antidesma Bunius

Common Names: Chinese Laurel, Currantwood, Buni

General Information: Oval-shaped, berry-like fruit. Occurs in pendant-shaped bunches like grapes. Clusters of 20-30 fruits with a single seed in each, Thin but tough outer skin, yellow-green when unripe, turning red and then blueish-violet when mature. Juicy and sweet taste when fully ripe. Each berry contains a single straw-colored, flat, hard seed.

Nutritional Content: Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. High in antioxidants and anthocyanin, contributing to its purplish color

Benefits: Bignay juice contains high amounts of total phenolic, anthocyanin, and vitamin C. Relatively high antioxidant activity, Natural source of antioxidants with potential for juice processing industries.

Traditional Uses: Leaves used in India to treat snake bites.

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 6 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Requires a sunny, sheltered spot at least 2 to 3 feet away from any structures. Dig a hole big enough for the roots and make sure they are spread out evenly. Water well and add fertiliser on a regular basis.

Special Feature

Contains vitamins A, C, E and B1, aside from iron, minerals, potassium and phosphorus. It is said to lower cholesterol, help fight cancer and help maintain a healthy heart.


The fruit can be used to make brandy, vine, and vinegar. It is used popularly for making juices and jams, the berries can also be consumed raw, while the leaves can be used in salads.