Gunda is also known as 'fragrant manjack, gunda is the fruit of a genus of shrubs called cordia, belonging to the borage family. As they mature, they turn pale to dull yellow or white and become translucent. In them, a solitary seed is found, which is surrounded by a thick layer of slippery, jelly-like pulp. Gunda is studied to have anti diabetic properties.
The whole fruit is chopped in big or small chunks using a sharp knife and used for making pickles or chutneys. The sour taste of gunda is favoured in pickle preparations. The gunda is pickled with or without seeds by adding salt, sugar, citric acid and spices.
Gunda like other tropical fruits should not be refrigerated unless over ripe. Ripe gunda should exhibit a fragrant fruity aroma. They will continue to ripen after harvest and should be stored at room temperature unless it is very ripe.