|Native and Naturalized Home of Kokum Tree|
|Garcinia indica Tree and Maturing Fruit|
Kokum trees are grown throughout Africa, India and beyond. Garcinia indica is a tropical evergreen tree that grows to a height of 50 or more feet. Found in both wet and relatively dry regions, this tree is mostly wild and when cultivated it is done only on a very small scale. Kokum trees do not require irrigation, spraying of pesticides or fertilizers due to the fact that they are naturalized to this region of the world. Early in the year, Kokum fruits are tender and green, ripening to a deep reddish purple as harvest time nears. These precious fruits are in the height of harvest through out April and May of each year.
|A Spice, A Drink, A Dye, A Medicine, A Beauty Secret and More|
A single tree can bear hundreds of fruits annually that are used to flavor traditional food dishes, make an antioxidant rich drink (kokum sherbet), and used in cooking as an edible vegetable fat. A butter is also rendered from the kernel of the fruit that has long been used in treatments for both skin and hair.
|Fruit From the Kokum Tree|
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We carry multiple products with Kokum Butter:
Organic Goats Milk and Kokum Butter Soaps of all scents
Whipped Shea Butters (with the addition of Kokum Butter)
Lip Savvy Hydrating Lip Balms