Kokum Sharbat is a sweet and tangy delicious summer drink. Kokum is a very healthy and cooling fruit. This is very famous in the coastal areas of India especially in the Konkan region; they use it in various ways, especially as a souring agent in the curries.
Kokum has many medicinal properties, it can also be applied directly to the skin for allergy cures.it is a very good antioxidant, good for stomach and helps in digestion.
Kokum butter is commercially used in confectionery and in beauty products.
Kokum sharbat/drink is made with the soft kokum which is deep purple in color, the dried fruit is soaked, mashed and then sugar syrup, black salt, and roasted cumin powder are added in it. You can make the thick concentrate, and store that in the refrigerator for a week. It can also be made with fresh kokum fruit.