What is Kokam found in Maharastra mainly? Is it suitable for Jains to eat?
Yes, it is. It’s just a fruit like any other.
The one you get in the market is dried kokum, which is eatable, but mostly they sell it applying salt on it as a preservative. So, if you do not consume the salt available in market, then look around for the kokum without salt.
I tried it’s sarbat yesterday. The taste was not very good to me.️
The dried kokum is also used in curries or sabzis made in Maharashtra just like we use dried mango (amchur) , but not in powdered form.