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USDA Organic Whole Garcinia Cambogia (Brindle Berry-Goraka) – 70g

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Garcinia gummi-gutta is used in Smoothies, as Tea and cooking, including in the preparation of curries to add a sour flavor. The fruit rind and extracts of Garcinia species are used in many traditional recipes used in food preparation in Southeast Asian countries.

Product Origin Sri Lanka.

40 in stock

Description

Garcinia gummi-gutta is a tropical species of Garcinia native to southern Asia. Common names include Garcinia cambogia, as well as brindle berry, Goraka, Malabar tamarind, and kudam puli. The fruit looks like a small pumpkin and is green to pale red and yellow in color.
Product Summary
Garcinia Cambogia (Brindle Berry – Goroka)
Garcinia Cambogia, known as Goraka (Sinhala) and Kadam Puli (Tamil) is a medium evergreen, shade-loving, relatively slow-growing tree naturally found in the local tropical rainforests Wet & intermediate zones of Sri Lanka. The tree is small to medium-sized with horizontal or drooping branches.
Its bark is blackish and rough with dark-yellow latex. The leaves are dark green, relatively thick, and shiny. The leaves grow to be 5-13cm long and 2-8 cm broad. Goraka flowers are white blooms from February to April. The fruit is yellow, purple, or reddish with 7-13 very deep vertical grooves. The flesh of the fruit is mild to distinctly acidic. Six to eight seeds, 2.5 cm long and 1.6 cm wide cling to the flesh of the fruit.
Goraka has been used in Sri Lanka since ancient times for culinary and medicinal purposes. The young Goraka fruits are green in color and it will gradually turn yellow when ripe. Once fully ripe, fruits are collected, cut in half, deseeded, and sun-dried for a day. The sun-dried fruit halves are smoked till black and are rubbed with a mixture of salt and oil before transferring to earthenware pots and tightly sealed. These will stay fresh for years. Before use, the pieces are washed under running water to remove any dust accumulated from the drying and smoking process. It is then soaked for 10 minutes in water.
Goraka has become the latest novelty to hit the health industry and has become in demand all over the world. Recent clinical studies have shown the effectiveness of Goraka in tackling weight loss and boosting the immune system. Goroka is an effective fat burner that people around the world can use to lose their unwanted weight.
the wet and. It has tremendous potential as a cash crop and foreign revenue from Goroka is expected to increase exponentially.
Ecological Requirements
The Goroka tree requires an evenly distributed rainfall with a short dry period (15-20 days), which helps to initiate flowering. It grows in the wet and intermediate zones. Shade is needed during the initial 2-3 years of growth. Goroka can be successfully grown on a variety of soils. It should be noted the species is not able to adapt to limestone and sandy alluvial soils. The best soil for Goroka cultivation is deep, well-drained, slightly acidic, clay loam soil.
Food and Culinary Uses
The Goroka fruits are too acidic to be eaten raw. They are valued for their sundried rind which is widely used in Sri Lankan and Indian cooking. The ingredient is used in place of lime and tamarind in Indian subcontinental cooking and is commonly known as Garcinia Cambogia, the dried Goroka rinds are used along with salt for washing seafood prior to cooking. Goroka is known to destroy histamine in fish by 80%. Goroka is also used as a preservative. Goroka is a key ingredient in preparing “Fish ambulthiyal” which has a shelf life of about 7 days at room temperature. Goroka also improves the hardiness of the fish pieces.
Medicinal Uses
Various parts of Garcinia Cambogia are used in Ayurveda for their therapeutic and antiseptic properties. It is used to promote digestion, and a decoction made out of it is used against Arthritis and some uterine diseases. It is also known to cure ulcers, weak gums, and bowel complaints. The leaves, bark, and flowers are used for treating fractures. It is also used in veterinary medicine. Goroka helps to boost the immune system, lower elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, and help to protect the body against cancer.
We made liquids soon in powder, overseas it is made into capsules, tablets and sold as a dietary supplement. Modern research is increasingly using Goraka as an active ingredient in preparing special blends that help weight loss, detox, and rejuvenate the body. Goraka is also used in food fortification, especially in milk foods such as yogurt.
Global Potential
Advantage of Garcinia Cambogia’s newfound fame in the global health and wellness industry. Health benefits of Goraka and formulate effective weight loss supplements. Treats obesity? This fruit is a natural remedy for obesity. The hydroxy citric acid in it helps in breaking in burning down the fats in the body system leading to weight reduction. Also, the same acid helps in suppressing the pangs of hunger hence reducing the uptake of food that leads to massive weight gain. The fact that this fruit does not contain sugar or calories, when consumed it does not result in weight gain.
Reduces cholesterol? hydroxy citric acid reduces cholesterol levels in the body. This is why the fruit should be taken soon after the major meals. This makes the fruit home and natural remedy for the treatment of hypertension and other cholesterol-related conditions in the body.
Diabetes? The fruit produced by the goraka tree is essential in-home management and control of blood sugar. The fruit does not contain glucose, hence ideal for lowering the blood sugar, thus when combined with a proper diet replaces the over-the-counter medicine for diabetes.
Digestion-related issues? This fruit is best for digestion-related issues such as constipation and bowel problems. This is made possible by the presence of fiber and water in the fruit that enhances digestion.
Cancer- The fruit is a good source of antioxidants that blocks the multiplication and spreading of cancer cells. The fruits work for colon, prostate, and breast cancer.
Anti-inflammatory properties- The fruit has some anti-inflammatory properties that help in preventing inflammatory diseases.

Disclaimer – All information is for your reference only, please do your own research and verify.

Servings Size

Use as required

Ingredients

Organic Garcinia gummi-gutta (Goraka)Whole Brindle Berry.

Storage Instructions

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place (Room Temperature).

Common Names

There are a number of different names that Garcinia (Garcinia cambogia is a species of the Garcinia plant) may be referred to as these include:Brindle berry,Cambogia binucao,Cambogia gemmi-guta,Garcinia cambogia,Garcinia affinis,Gorikapuli,Kankusta,Kudam puli,Malabar Tamarind,Mangostana cambogia,Tamarinier de Malabar,Vrikshamla.

Recipes and Preparing Instructions

USES /Cooking Instructions
Fish curries and other seafood preparations, Smoothies, Tea etc.
Garcinia cambogia (Goroka)has many foods and medicinal uses. Perhaps the most common usage of garcinia cambogia is in the preparation of curries. When cooking sour curry or fish curry, garcinia cambogia is an essential ingredient. Additional culinary uses include meat and fish curing and as a spice. It can be used like tamarind in fish and seafood curries. Can also be added to slow-cooked meat stews.
Health Benefits
The compound most frequently suggested as the potential source of garcinia cambogia’s supposed benefits is its hydroxy citric acids, also known as HCA. This supplement is often sold as a weight loss aid. Research suggests that HCA is safe to consume in small amounts and may help reduce appetite in some people. https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-garcinia-cambogia#1
Recipes – 1
Credited to SAVEUR
serves 4
Time: 45 minutes
Ingredients
2 pieces goraka (4 oz.), also known as fish tamarind or Garcinia cambogia
4 green cardamom pods
4 cloves garlic cloves, finely chopped
One 1-in. piece fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1⁄4 cup coconut oil
1 Tbsp. plus 11/2 tsp. coriander seeds
2 inches pandan leaf, cut in 4 pieces (optional)
12 fresh curry leaves
2-3 small green chiles, such as Thai style, split lengthwise
2 stalks stalks lemongrass, trimmed and sliced ¼-inch thick
2 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced (½ cup)
1 tsp. kosher salt
1⁄2 tsp. chili powder
1⁄2 tsp. ground turmeric
1 medium plum tomato, cut into thin wedges
1 1⁄2 lb. tuna or other lean, firm-fleshed fish, preferably skin on, cut into 2-in. chunks
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp. ground clove
1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1⁄2 cup coconut milk
Instructions
Soak the goraka in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain and finely chop. Set aside.
Meanwhile, use a small food processor or mortar and pestle to grind together the cardamom, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon stick to make a chunky paste.
In a wok or large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat until nearly smoking. Add the spice paste and coriander and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Working one at a time, stir in all of the following ingredients: pandan leaf pieces (if using), curry leaves, chiles, lemongrass, and shallots. Lower the heat to medium, then add the salt, chili powder, turmeric, tomato, and reserved goraka; bring to a simmer, then add the tuna, tossing gently to coat. Cover and cook for about 30 seconds, then stir in the black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ¾ cup water; cook for 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and adjust the heat to simmer; cover and cook until the fish is cooked through, 4–5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed before serving.

Recipes – 2
Credited to Myeatingspace
Homemade Garcinia Cambogia Juice
Garcinia Cambogia juice is a good summer drink made with real garcinia fruit (also known as kudampuli or Malabar tamarind) jaggery and ginger. This is a traditional refreshing summer drink served in many parts of south Asia.

Garcinia Cambogia Juice
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Garcinia Cambogia is a good summer drink made with real garcinia fruit (also known as Kuda Puli or Malabar tamarind) jaggery and ginger. This is a traditional refreshing summer drink served in many parts of India.

Course: Drinks

Ingredients
5 Dry Garcinia Cambogia fruit (Kudam Puli)
1 cup Water
1 tsp Ginger, crushed
2 tsp Apple cider vinegar (optional)
3/4 cup Jaggery syrup (recipe link in the instruction)
Ice cubes
Instructions
1.Wash and soak the dry garcinia cambogia (Kuda Puli) in 1/2 cup water overnight.

2.See recipe for Jaggery Syrup here.

3.Mix jaggery syrup, ginger and soaked fruit along with water in a saucepan.

4.Bring to a boil on high heat.

5.Simmer for 15 minutes or until the fruit is soft.

6.Remove from heat and let it cool.

7.Blend this mixture into a smooth paste in a blender.

8.Strain through a wire mesh.

9. The garcinia cambogia extract is ready. This will stay fresh for months on the counter-top. no refrigeration is necessary.

10.Mix 2 tbsp of the extract with apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a serving glass.

11.For a chilled juice, add ice cubes before serving. Enjoy.

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