Common Name: Kokum, Botanical Name: Garcinia indica. Kokum is a tropical evergreen tree. It reaches heights of 15m (50 ft). The dark purple fruit is round, about 4 cm in diameter with 5 – 8 seeds.
The outer cover of fruit is dried in the sun to get aamsul or kokam. It is used as a slightly sour spice in recipes from Maharashtra. Kokum yields a peculiar flavour and blackish red colour.
Kokum squash or kokum concentrate is used in preparing a drink (sherbet) which is bright red in colour and improves digestion and cools the body during summers. The plant will be packed with utmost care to avoid drying during shipping. However, we can not guarantee the survival of the plant.