The garcinia tree is an evergreen native to India. It produces large, sour fruits which have been used traditionally for their healthful properties and as food. Our garcinia fruit powder is ground from organic, fair trade Garcinia indica. The powder can be added to smoothies, syrups, or sauces.
Garcinia fruits are large, orange-sized fruits with a fleshy, dark purple exterior and seedy interior. Also called kokum tree, it belongs to the mangosteen or Clusiaceae family. Its fruits have been utilized as a culinary ingredient, employed for its healthful qualities, its wood is used in industrial applications.
The fruit, referred to as garcinia fruit or kokum fruit, contains five to eight large seeds. The seeds have a high oil content and are pressed to make kokum butter, an ingredient often used in cosmetic recipes. The fleshy exterior of garcinia fruit is sour with a distinct flavor. It is often used as an alternative to tamarind in curries and dal dishes. In western India, the fresh fruit is made into a refreshing beverage.
Our clearance garcinia fruit powder is organic and fair trade. The powder can be added to syrups or incorporated into smoothies, beverages, and culinary dishes for a unique, sour flavor.
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