What is kokum called in English?
Garcinia indica, a plant in the mangosteen family (Clusiaceae), commonly known as kokum, is a fruit-bearing tree that has culinary, pharmaceutical, and industrial uses….
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What are the benefits of kokum?
The kokum fruit is a powerhouse of rich nutrients. Kokum is packed with many essential vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B3, vitamin C and minerals such as calcium, iron, manganese, potassium and zinc. It also contains a good amount of folic acid, ascorbic acid, acetic acid, hydroxycitric acid and fibre.
Is Cranberry and kokum same?
This is the reason why kokum plant is an ingredient in cuisines from Gujarat, Maharashtra and coastal states of Southern India. The fruit is tiny and round in shape and dark purple in colour. The fruit is mostly acidic in taste and has no touch of sweetness. It is salty and often tastes like cranberries.
What is kokum called in Goa?
Garcinia Indica or Kokum(called ‘bhirnda’ or ‘bhinda’ in Konkani, ‘murugala hannu’ in Kannada) can be called as one of the most used ingredient in Konkani cooking. Almost every household at our native and Goa has a Kokum tree. I was very lucky to go to India during kokum season this year.
Is mangosteen and kokum same?
Mangosteen is a popular tropical fruit, native to all of South Asia. It is not the same as Mango. In India, Mangosteen is called ‘Kokum’. As the flesh dries away, the juices are concentrated into the fleshy parts of the fruit yielding semi-dried and completely dried mangosteen fruits or kokum.
Is kokum juice acidic or alkaline?
Is kokum alkaline or acidic? Kokum is likely alkaline when raw and fresh and acidic when dried, processed or canned. Fresh fruits typically have an alkaline pH level.
Does kokum expire?
You can store dried kokum in an airtight container for about a year.
Is kokum a tamarind?
Kokum also replaces tamarind in the preparation of a Gujarati-style sweet and sour dal. Tamarind has a sharper tanginess, while kokum is defined by a more mellow, almost floral tart taste. Use kokum in curries, dals and beverages and add a unique flavour from Goa to your dishes.
Can I drink kokum juice daily?
Although there is no definite time to drink Kokum juice, it is more commonly used in hot summer season as a cool and refreshing drink to protect the body against dehydration and sunstroke. Kokum juice, prepared from Kokum fruit, can be consumed in any season as it is good for digestion.
Is kokum and Garcinia same?
One of the star foods used in the Konkan region and also in Maharashtra, Gujarat, parts of Kerala and the Kannada region, is Kokum, aka Garcinia indica, twin sister of Garcinia cambogia.