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Sweet Kokum Fruit Plants (Garcinia Indica)

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Sweet Kokum (Garcinia Indica)

Botanical Name: Garcinia Indica

Common Name: Sweet Kokum

General Information:

Type: Tropical summer fruit.

Appearance: Small, round fruit with a sharp tangy taste.

Color (on the tree): Red. Color (ripe and dried): Deep purple, almost blackish.

Dried Kokum Peels: Exceptionally sour and metallic with a sweet aroma.

Health Benefits:

Vitamins: A, B3, C.

Minerals: Calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, zinc.

Other Components: Folic acid, ascorbic acid, acetic acid, hydroxy citric acid, fiber.

Antioxidants: Protects the body from oxidative stress and cellular damage caused by free radicals.

Essential Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium.

Digestive Aid: Aids in digestion.

Cultural and Regional Significance:

Indigenous Tree: Kokum tree is indigenous and extensively found along the Western Ghats in India.

Names: Known by different names in different regions, such as Goa butter tree, Bheranda, Vrikshamla, Punarpuli, Murgal-masala, etc.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2-3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Kokum is found in forest lands, riversides and wastelands. These plants prefer evergreen forests, but sometimes they also thrive in areas with relatively low rainfall. It does not require irrigation, spraying of pesticides or fertilizers.

Special Feature

Kokum contains several important nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin B3, vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc. It also provides the body much- needed dietary fibre that helps lower cholesterol, improves bowel health and assists in weight loss.


You can apply a salve of Garcinia indica extract mixed with butter or some other type of antioxidant cream (aloe, etc.) to the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.