OOO Farms Wild Food Vaghoti / Kopashi / Ekota

Vaghoti / Kopashi / Ekota / वाघोटी / कापोशी / एकोटा / Vaghoti / Capparis zeylanica L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Vaghoti / Kopashi / Ekota / वाघोटी / कापोशी / एकोटा
  • Common Name: Vaghoti
  • Botanical Name: Capparis zeylanica L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: Deciduous Forest areas, Hilly region, Open area, barren land
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, China
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Other parts of the plant.
  • As Food: Unripe fruits are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.
  • As Medicine: Young fruits are eaten to cure stomach aches
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: Yes, Fruits and Flower buds
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: Seeds are roasted and eaten
  • Overall Method: Buds can be pickled, fruits can be eaten raw when unripe.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Fruit is rich in micronutrients.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Treats burning sensations, boils, piles, stomachache

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Juice the leaves to help with colds and dysentary. Ripe fruits help with diabetes.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Pickle:
    - Coat the buds in salt and let them sit for an hour.
    - Soak them in a pickling solution of salt, vinegar and chili powder in a jar
    - Store this jar in a dark place for at least a week

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Vaghoti / Kopashi / Ekota / वाघोटी / कापोशी / एकोटा / Vaghoti / Capparis zeylanica L.

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