Elephant Apple, Bel Fruit. This slow growing tree from India can be grown in a pot as a small specimen or used as a bonsai. The fruit looks similar in appearance to fruit of Bael. The pulp can be eaten raw, but it is popularly scooped out and frozen, or made into jam. It can also be mixed with coconut milk for a delicious, health beverage, or frozen into ice cream. The vast array of health benefits that are attributed to wood apples are mainly due to their nutrients, vitamins, and organic compounds, including their tannins, calcium, phosphorous, fiber, protein, and iron. It is a commonly known herb in Indian system of medicine.