OOO Farms Wild Food Kakad / Kakhodashi

Kakad / Kakhodashi / काकड / काखोडशी / Kakad / Garuga pinnata Roxb.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kakad / Kakhodashi / काकड / काखोडशी
  • Common Name: Kakad
  • Botanical Name: Garuga pinnata Roxb.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Mixed forests, sparse mountain forests, valley scrub
  • Season of Availability: January-August
  • Geography: Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Fruits may be eaten raw, dried, made into jelly, or pickled.
  • As Medicine: Used for treatment of cancer, stomach problems, and diabetes mellitus; leaf juice mixed with honey and taken for asthma.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: Yes, Fruits
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Fruits eaten raw and ripe, dried, jellied, pickled, or juiced.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains antioxidants
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat cancer, stomach problems, asthma, and diabetes.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used for treatment of cancer, stomach problems, and diabetes mellitus; leaf juice mixed with honey and taken for asthma.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Kakad pickle: mix fenugreek, mustard seeds, chili powder, salt, oil, haldi and fruits.

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Kakad / Kakhodashi / काकड / काखोडशी / Kakad / Garuga pinnata Roxb.

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