A healthy op­tion

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Al­most ev­ery part of the sweet, tangy fruit has some medic­i­nal or in­dus­trial use

Kokum

pulp and rind are used to make juice that avoids de­hy­dra­tion and sun­stroke. The juice also helps in bring­ing down fever and al­ler­gic

re­ac­tions Dried

kokum fruit rind is used in the Konkan belt for

cook­ing

Kokum seeds have high oil con­tent that is frozen into but­ter and used by the drug and cos­metic in­dus­tries

Kokum

rind is rich in life-en­hanc­ing an­tiox­i­dant called xan­thone. It also helps in weight loss and fights choles­terol

Kokum but­ter is now be­ing used in choco­lates as it does not melt at tem­per­a­tures be­low 400 Cel­sius

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