Monday, September 10, 2012


GambogeGarcinia gummi-gutta (syn. G. cambogia, G. quaesita)

is an evergreen, small or medium-sized dioecious, understorey tree.

The rinds of the ripe fruits are processed and used as a condiment in fish and prawn preparations to impart flavour and taste and to improve the keeping quality. In India, the dried seeds often yield a protein and fat-rich butter, popularly known as uppage tuppa Fruit juice or syrup is used as a coolant and helps reduce body fat. Fruit rind is marketed in large quantities, for example in India, export of over 50 tonnes (valued at 17 million rupees) have been recorded. Ref:


  1. அருமை நல்ல விளக்கமான படங்கள். நெல்லிக் காயை உடைத்தால் உள்ளே கொட்டையைப் பார்ப்பது போல். வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

  2. I have seen it in kerala in Alappuzha where they used for replacement of tamarind.
    As in description they were using it for making fish.