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Antidesma bunius known as ‘currant tree’ is a popular fruit in several Asian countries. During our exploration of wild fruits of Manipur, India, we identified this edible fruit growing naturally in their wild habitat. An exhaustive biochemical analyses revealed very high concentration of mineral contents relative to other well known fruits. Correlation analysis showed significant relationship between ascorbic acid content and antioxidant oxidant activity. A protocol for isolation of high quality DNA from mature leaves of the fruit tree which is very rich in polyphenols and secondary metabolites was also standardized for the very first time with high purity and quality genomic DNA amenable to downstream initiation of any molecular work in this species. Our results bring further potential and necessity of popularizing this fruit amongst general consumers.