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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.
Category: Spice
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To Buy:
Buy Kokam from Indian stores or a specialty spice retailer. The pieces should be soft and flexible, like the finest kid leather.
To Store:
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.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

No information available
Extremely High

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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