Kokum: the Malabar tamarind
Kokum, is native to India and is known by different names in different regions. It mainly grows on the Western coasts of India but can also be found in the Eastern and North-Eastern states.
It might be widely used for culinary purposes, for making drinks, for the manufacture of cosmetics, etc.
Most importantly, it is used in Ayurveda for its wide range of potential uses.
kokum contains B complex vitamins such as niacin, thiamin and folic acid plus high levels of Vitamin C; it is a good source of magnesium, potassium and manganese.