Kokum is a small round shaped fruit which matures from green to yellow, and then from purple to black color. It is found in western region of coastal southern India. It is consumed both fresh and dried.It is used for making juices.
Choose fully ripened, round and shiny black Kokum. Avoid if there is any discoloration or bruises.
Kokum can cause metabolic acidosis if consumed excessively. It must be avoided by those taking medication for high blood pressure. It may also cause skin irritation.(2)
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