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Vol. 11, Special Issue 1 (2022)

Review based study on nutritional composition, health benefits and bioactive compounds of kokum

Author(s):
Kongara Harshitha, Goluguri Achiritha, Sukarna Singha Roy, Calef T Suchen and Joshua T Suchen
Abstract:
Kokum is one of the under-utilized fruits with many health benefits. Kokum scientific name is Garcinia indica it mainly grows in Maharashtra they commonly found in forests it also grows in west Bengal Kerala. Fruit is size of orange and it lasts fresh up to 1 week, seeds of kokum have more oil content. Kokum is rich in vitamins, minerals, organic acids and phenolic compounds consumption of kokum cause many health benefits like anti-oxidant activity, anti-ulcer activity, anti-fungal, neuro protective activity and anti-bacterial activity. It has bio active compounds like garcinols, HCA. There are many by products in market w.hich are made from kokum and its fruit parts like kokum butter made seeds kokum syrup is made from rinds and also these by products are used for many industrial purposes like cosmetic making, chocolate making.
Pages: 701-705  |  1018 Views  588 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kongara Harshitha, Goluguri Achiritha, Sukarna Singha Roy, Calef T Suchen and Joshua T Suchen. Review based study on nutritional composition, health benefits and bioactive compounds of kokum. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(1S): 701-705. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2022.v11.i1Sk.10213

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