Q.Can You Eat Kokum Butter?

Yes, you can eat kokum butter. It is one of the most nutritious ornamental fruit trees known to man. It is native to India, where the tree is regarded as a storehouse of medicinal benefits. Today, Kokum is used in many industries ranging from pharmaceutical to cosmetics.

Can You Eat Kokum Butter?

No, Kokum butter is not edible. It is mostly used for cosmetics, i.e. a substitute for cocoa butter. This type of butter is usually pressed from the seeds of Kokum – the dried skin of a fruit that’s related to mangosteens.

Malic, citric and acetic acids are all found in the Kokum fruit. These are not the only ingredients though. The fruit is also rich in vitamin B complexes, garcinol and potassium. All these nutrients and more are good for your hair, skin and overall health.

There are of course, several ways that you consume Kokum. You can eat it as a fruit or even in juice form. There is however one form of cocoa butter consumption that stands out especially in the beauty industry. That is kokum in butter form. It can be applied topically in this form or in any other way recommended by a physician.

As an oil, it can be applied on heels to get rid of cracks. It can also be used as a lip balm to prevent chapped lips. Then there is the fact that kokum butter is one of the best natural moisturizers. It can keep your skin hydrated and moisturized for hours and even get rid of scars. To that extent, it is ideal for use during summer or when going out for a tropical vacation. Its SPF properties will go a long way to protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can easily damage your skin and cause premature aging.