Cambodge / Malabar Tamarind / Kokam

Cambodge / Malabar Tamarind / Kokam

Scientific Name :

Garcinia Indica

Medicinal Value :

The rind contains hydroxy citric acid and is used in anti-obesity drugs.. Kokam butter used as edible fat is nutritive, has antiseptic and antioxidant properties.

Nutrient Value :

Carbohydrates, citric acid, garcinol, vitamin B, potassium, manganese, magnesium, dietary fibre

Culinery and Other Values :

The ripened rind and juice is used in cooking. The dried rind is used in curries.

Glossary :

  • English : Cambodge / Malabar Tamarind / Kokam
  • Tamil : Murgal
  • Malayalam : Kudampuli
  • Kannada : Murgala
  • Hindi : Kokam / Goraka
  • Bengali : Kokam
  • Gujarati : Kokan
  • Marathi : Amsol / Katambi / Kokam / Ratamba
  • Punjabi : Kokam