The drumstick tree or horseradish tree (Moringa oleifera) is one of the commonest trees in India. It is distributed in the wild in the sub-Himalayan tract and cultivated widely throughout India. Its flowers are white and fragrant and appear in large panicles while the fruits are triangular, ribbed pods with winged seeds. Some varieties found in south India grow pods longer than one metre!
The greenskinned, tough, 1-2 feet long, sticklike vegetable, is surprisingly soft and fleshy inside. The opaque white flesh, embedded with pea-like seeds, covered in layers of skins, is sweetish, fragrant, and tasty to eat, when cooked. They get their name from the fact that they do resemble the musical drumsticks.
Different varieties of Drumsticks
Though the origin of drumsticks is India, due to its medicinal uses it has reached other countries also. Different varieties and types of drumsticks are found in specific part of India. With the research and considering the geographical conditions, there are following varieties of Drumsticks available -