Kokum fruit

@yugasini (12816)
Anantapur, India
April 7, 2011 1:01pm CST
The chemical name of the Kokum fruit is Garcinia Indica ,Kokum fruits are used in juices and sharbats(Popular Middle eastern and south Asian drink) in dry form, summer is the season for kokum fruits , you will find lot of red and maroon fruits to the kokum fruits, the kokum fruits are consumed with little salt for adding taste to the fruit , these Kokum trees are available plenty in Maharastra, Goa, Karnataka and Karalla states of India, but dry Kokum fruits are available at all places, just like chopped mango pieces this Kokum fruit also used in preparing of food for sour, so in these season Kokum fruits outer layers and seeds are dried in sunrise, oil is rubbed to the seeds and salt or sugar added to the outer layers while they are kept in sunrise for dry There are lot of medicinal values in Kokum fruits, the Juice prepared with Kokum fruit pieces soaked, this juice will provide cool ness to the body in summer and remove the thirst, Tamarind taste Kokum fruit pieces and syrup are used in making food and soups The Kokum fruits will increase the digestive power and acts on heart and increase the stamina of heart working , it will decrease the cholesterol and reduce the weight of the body Due to availability of Anti oxidants in Kokum fruit, it works on cell regeneration, the Kokum fruits are boiled in sugar cream will give good result on the people with sun stroke
3 responses
@vandana7 (64984)
• India
8 Apr 11
Wow yugasini, that is a lot of information on this fruit.. I never knew it..we stopped using tamarind, rather decreased consumption from a long time.. :) Must bring in this fruit ...
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
9 Apr 11
hi vandana madam, thanks for the response,you are not at all active in mylot why,are you busy with other work,till now i too was not tasted kokum fruit i think,or i have tasted it,here mostly they are not available in the market it may be available in cities like Hyd,chennai etc etc,have a nice day
@vandana7 (64984)
• India
10 Apr 11
I have tasted it yugasini... at least the dried version of it.. :) It has a strange flavor... you gotta develop taste for it... but it is sour alright.. :) Maharashtrians use it every day in their Amti (Pappu charu), i.e., the dals.. :) You'd get it in Hyderabad, yes... there is a Joshi's somewhere near Koti area...selling all Maharashtrian food stuff.. :) Alternately, the next time you travel to Mumbai, you can ask for it in any kirana store.. Yes, I am a bit preoccupied.. :) Hopefully, I will get back shortly... :) tc...
@AKRao24 (18245)
• India
9 Apr 11
Hi Dear Yugasini! I have tasted Kokum sharbat once when I used to stay at Pune. in fact a bottle of Kokum sharbat or Syrup was presented to us by one of our friends who used to stay in Konkan area of Maharashtra. Thereafter we have become fan of this sharbat! This is very tasty and energetic beverage with rich dark colour and its peculiar aroma makes this drink very special one! recently when I have visited Goa on my vacations I have purchased some bottles of Kokum Syrup to gift them to my friends when I returned back from the vacation! This was liked by one and all. Since rich in Vitamin C, Kokum is having a good antioxidant property and is a good rejuvenating agent! Thanks for the discussion!
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
9 Apr 11
hi Ak rao, thanks for the response,and you are very lucky that you have tasted Kokum fruit juice/sharbat,till now i have not tasted it,what is the cost of kokum sharbat or syrup,i think i can find them in cities like Hyd and Chennai or Bangalore,at my place only nannari sharbat is available,have a nice day
• India
7 Apr 11
hey friend really i really like kokum sharbat here in maharashtra.....it is really very very tasty....ioi can drink around 10- 20 glasses of kokum in a day at intervals it is so tasty and yummy........oh i am in love with kokum, i have a big plastic bottle of around 2-3 liters pure concentrated kokum syrup and i drink it when ever i want it......well u must be a maharashtrian to know so much about kokum.......???
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
8 Apr 11
hi himanshuorange, thanks for the response,here only sharbat and nannari sharbat is available,now a days corbonated pet bottle are available at cheap rate but this nannari sharbat costs ten rupees per glass it is some what difficult to offer that price regularly,till now i have not drinked any such drink till now in this season,have a nice day