Healthy Food Database
Kokam is the dried, soft, outer skin of an acidic tasting fruit from a tropical evergreen tree. It is mostly used in Southern Indian cooking for a sharp, fruity tang similar to tamarind.
Buy Kokam from Indian stores or a specialty spice retailer. The pieces should be soft and flexible, like the finest kid leather.
Store kokam in an airtight container away from heat and light. Whole pieces will keep for about 2 years from date of packaging.
Tips & Tricks:
Add three or four pieces of kokam to a curry during cooking. It adds a pleasant fruity tang.
Nutrition per 1 Cup:
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