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A curious looking ingredient, Kokum is highly popular in North Indian, as well as Thai and Malaysian cooking. Use similarly to Leaves - add one "fruit" to the start of a long cooking process, and strain at the end to impart a lovely fruity, herbal and sour flavour. We especially like them for cooking lentils.

Kokum Cooking Notes

Cuisine... Indian, Malaysian, Thai 

Food Pairings... Soups, dals, fish, vegetable dishes, liquor, cutlets, salad dressing, sauces, rice dishes

Flavour / Tastes Like... Fruity, Slight Sourness, Bay Leaf 

Serving size... 0.5 gram (if powdering) or 4 grams if using whole 

Directions for use... Use spice directly, no need to grind. If grinding, use an electric spice grinder. 

Kokum Technical Notes

Origin... India

Quality*... Dry, Grade A, Hand Selected

Industry Knowledge... Kokum is a fruit which is treated as a spice. It is used heavily in North-eastern Indian cuisine, and is also a highly adaptable spice. It is a slightly sour spice, with a unique taste. It can be used as a substitute for tamarind, while also providing a more herbal depth of flavour than tamarind. In various Indian cuisines, it is frequently used to add a sweet and tart note to food, often to balance flavours. It is most commonly used to make dals, soups, vegetable and fish stews, and other liquid-heavy dishes. Kokum is also popular in preparing sherbets and similar refreshing drinks.In recent years, this spice has gained popularity in cosmetics, medicine and preparation of confectionaries such as cakes and ice creams. It is very similar to the Chinese Dried Mandarin Peel (Chun Pi). Due to it's age old history in both chinese and indian herbal remedies, it is starting to be scientifically researched as well. A recent pharmaceutical study found that Kokum extract decreases anxiety levels in mice, and may hold the same effect for humans too. Commercial research to find other health and skin benefits have also proven successful. Learn more about Kokum.

Also known as... Garcinia indicaKOKAM, COCUM, BHIRINDA, BHIRNDA, AAMSUL,

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