Kodampuli is a very popular fruit in Southeast Asia, South India, West, and Central Africa. It is a small to medium-sized fruit with a yellowish-green to a reddish-orange color. It has a thin skin with vertical lobes running across its body. It is used for imparting a sour taste to dishes especially curries. The peel of this fruit is rich in hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which according to the latest findings helps in weight loss. When the fruit ripens, it's plucked and seeded, sun-dried and then smoked. It turns black and shrivelled. Kodampuli is widely used in dried form than fresh.
Buy Kodampali in sealed packaging rather than loose to avoid dirt and debris. It should be free from moisture and moulds.
Excessive consumption of kodampuli may lead to liver toxicity, ketoacidosis, and pancreatitis.(2)
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