Kokam Fruit | Garcinia indica

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.:frowning:

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.