The Garcinia Cambogia tree is known for its petite, pumpkin-shaped fruit. Though too sour to eat directly off the branches, this fruit can be enjoyed as a spice or condiment, most notably in Indian and Asian cuisine. The Garcinia cambogia tree thrives in India, southeast Asia, Australia and parts of Africa, because of the hot, humid climate.*
The peel of the fruit contains high amounts of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is the active ingredient believed to be responsible for most of the weight loss benefits.