The Bitter kola (Garcinia kola) trees when planted from seed can bear fruit after 10 to 12 years. At its peak, a mature tree yields on average, almost 500 fruits and 1700 nuts each year. the fruit pulp is collected after falling to the ground and is kept until its orange coloured, velvety skin softens. This may take five to six days.
Bitter kola has a high amount of antioxidant. This high amount of antioxidants found in bitter kola helps the body to increase its immunity level. When the immunity level of the body is increased, it becomes strong enough to fight against any foreign contaminant.
Moisture content: 40.0% max
Ash content: 2.0%