Nature’s preservative Garcinia Cambogia is a mangosteen-like citrussy fruit that has grown naturally in the spice gardens of Ceylon from ancient times. The carefully harvested rind of the fruit is sun-dried naturally and milled to make this powder. Ceylonese Garcinia is a sour spice that is a natural meat tenderizer and preservative. A popular Ceylonese fish curry ‘Ambul Thiyal’ is made with Garcinia Cambogia. It was the way our ancestors cured the fish to preserve it, making it a picnic favorite to this day! It works well to cure any meat or vegetable to enhance its keeping properties.
Uses Garcinia Cambogia gives seafood a tangy taste and can also be used in place of Tamarind in curries/soups and stews or used for its citrusy/ acidic flavor in smoothies. The dark color of the powder and the tangy taste also makes it a great ingredient for meat rubs. Use in powder form for cooking or mixed in small daily doses (1/8 tsp – 0.6ml) as a hot herbal tea. Allow the powder to settle and drink the infused clear tea discarding the sediment at the bottom.
Flavor Ceylon Garcinia Cambogia has a smoky, citrusy, tangy taste. Depending on the harvest and season every batch of Ceylon Garcinia can vary in color and to a minor degree in taste as it is a natural cottage-industry product that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize product like with large-scale commercially grown and heavily processed spices
Ingredient 100% powdered Garcinia Cambogia
Grown in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Its potency and flavor remain strong as long as it is stored airtight. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, Ceylon Garcinia Cambogia remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why HEIRLOOM Ceylon Garcinia Cambogia is packed at the origin, in the very region where it is harvested from. This seals the freshness and reduces exposure from day one until the pack is opened by you.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, no bi-products. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Benefits A true medicinal spice used for centuries, in Ayurveda, Garcinia Cambogia is widely used in remedies for treating constipation and menstruation cramps. In recent times Garcinia Cambogia is popularly being used as a weight-loss supplement. Garcinia Cambogia is said to increase levels of blood Serotonin, giving a feeling of satiety and significantly reducing appetite or the tendency to over-eat. Serotonin is also said to reduce stress thereby also reducing comfort eating habits for some users. Garcinia Cambogia acts as an appetite suppressant due to the presence of hydroxy citric acid (HCA) in its rind. Reduction of fat absorption happens when HCA inhibits the production of an enzyme ( citrate lyase) which the body needs if it is going to absorb fats during digestion. The combination of reducing fat absorption and suppressing appetite is what has made Garcinia Cambogia become popular as an effective weight loss agent. On a Keto Diet, when a person is on ketosis, the body uses fat as a fuel or energy source instead of carbohydrates. By also intaking Garcinia Cambogia, it can block fat formation in the body. Instead, the body now uses the fat as additional fuel. When Garcinia Cambogia is combined with the ketogenic diet, it supports effective weight control.
100+ years of expertise Our Ceylon Garcinia Cambogia sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rainforest regions of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Garcinia Cambogia is harvested by traditional methods handed down generations to preserve and retain its natural flavor. This traditional production allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. Backed by generations of expertise of the harvesters, and packed in a certified ISO and Organic processing mill, this product plays a vital role in the employment, welfare, and wellbeing of the rural village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably.
Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati & Heirloom products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, for your loyalty. So every time you purchase a Kokonati or an Heirloom product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the tab on the far mid-right edge of this screen).
Packaging and recycling 30g bag-in-box. Dispose of the soft plastic bag in the supermarket collection bin. The card box can be disposed of in your recycling bin. The reason we use a clear bag for spices is so you can see the product in the clear window in the front of the box before you buy. The box protects the product by reducing exposure to light thereby protecting the potency of the spice.
Advice when spices are used as a supplement: Most of these ancient spices have flavored our foods for centuries and are safe to consume regularly when used as a spice; a small proportion of ingredient when making foods. It would be very hard to overdose on a spice when it is a minute part of a food recipe. With recent research and articles highlighting the medicinal properties and health attributes of these spices, rather than just consuming it straight away as a supplement, it is always advisable to consult a nutritionist or doctor, if using this product as an ongoing treatment for a health issue. A health care provider may recommend a specific dosage depending on a person’s age, weight, and medical condition.
Who should avoid taking Garcinia Cambogia?
People taking medication for diabetes, including insulin and metformin
Those with liver and/ or kidney problems
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers
To try this supplement while on other medication, ask for your doctor’s opinion.
Possible side effects: headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and nausea.