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Kokum Black Dry

  • 3.5 oz.
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$1.69
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5117932390
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3.50 Ounces
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Product Description

Kokum is dark purple to black, sticky and with curled edges. The fruit is often halved and dried, so that the dried seeds are visible in their chambers like a citrus fruit. It is usually available as a dried rind, resembling a thick plum skin. When added to food it imparts a pink to purple colour and sweet/sour taste. Garcinia indica or kokum is a fruit tree, of culinary, pharmaceutical and industrial uses. The outer cover of fruit is dried in the Sun to get Aamsul or Kokam/Kokum. It is used as a slightly sour spice in recipes from Maharashtra that yields peculiar taste and dark red colour. 

It is a preferred substitute for tamarind in curries and other dishes from Konkan. It is also used in Konkani cuisine, in Gujarat, and some cuisines of South india.

How to store

It will keep in an airtight jar for about 1 year.

Health benefits

It is useful as an infusion, or by direct application, in skin ailments such as rashes caused by allergies. Kokum butter is an emollient helpful in the treatment of burns, scalds and chaffed skin. 
The fruits are often steeped in sugar syrup to make the drink 'amrutkokum' which relieves heat/sun stroke.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 


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