Kokum has been known as Grandma’s cure to acidity. It primarily grown in Western Ghats, especially the Goa and Konkan region. It is a small fruit like cherry tomato which is red in color and deepens to purple on ripening. The Sun-dried version is mainly used in Maharashtrian, Konkan and Gujarat cuisines. When added to food it imparts a pink to purple color and sweet/sour taste.