The fruit grows in abundance and due to lack of knowledge and technical knowledge; most of these fruits are wasted. In Assam, traditionally the unripe fruits are used to make curries because of its sour taste and ripe fruits are making pickles. The fruits are generally high in fibre and due to presence of gummy substances, extraction of juice becomes difficult.
Diospyros melanoxylon , the Coromandel ebony or East Indian ebony , is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenaceae native to India and Sri Lanka ; it has a hard, dry bark. Its common name derives from Coromandel , the coast of southeastern India. Locally it is known as temburini or by its Hindi name tendu.