Nelli is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C with the many health benefits of the fruit being attributed to the presence of this vitamin. It is reported that nelli juice contains about 20 times more vitamin C than orange juice. The vitamin C in the fruit is all the more effective due to the presence of tannins and polyphenols which prevent the fruit from losing its potency due to heat and light. The fruit is also rich in the B complex vitamins and is a good source of fibre, carotene, calcium, phosphorous, chromium and iron. It is chock full of healthy antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.