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100% Natural Spices
100% Natural
Pure and unadulterated
Pure and Unadulterated
Cholesterol Free Herbs
Cholesterol Free
Gluten Free Spices
Gluten Free
Vegan
Vegan
No trans fats
No trans fats
No genetically modified organisms
No genetically modified organisms
No MSG
No MSG
No added chemicals or preservatives
No added chemicals or preservatives

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. Also known as: kokam, cocum, bhirinda, bhirnda, aamsul, कोकम, 燭果油

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 grams (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 indica
kokam, cocum, bhirinda, bhirnda, aamsul, कोकम, 燭果油
**Special Note

For 1kg option, product will be packed in vacuum-sealed transparent bag, not our usual aluminium resealable bag.

For 25kg bulk carton, product will be packed in plastic bags inside cartons, not our usual aluminium resealable bag.

Please call before placing order to check we have stock. Our wholesale and bulk sales exist online as well as offline. In rare cases, this means our stock on our store online may not be accurate, and there may be a delay in delivering your order. Wholesale packs we can usually deliver next day, and bulk packs usually within 3-5 days subject to stock. In rare cases where we are out of stock or product is out of season, delivery time can take a few weeks for our factory to process and ship goods.

*Industry specific terminology.

Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals.

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