Tamarind is a member of Fabaceae family and it’s scientifically known as TamarindusIndica. It is a native to tropical Africa. The name tamarind has Arabian roots and it roughly translates to “Indian date”.
However, in India tamarind is called Imli. Tamarind has been used throughout the centuries in many different cultures and is still widely used around the world as part of many exquisite cuisines. Due to their sweet, robust flavor, tamarinds are common in candies, chutneys, jams, desserts, steak sauces, and Worcestershire sauce.
The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that has a hard brown shell which contains the flavorsome soft pulps that are sour-sweet in flavor. Due to its unique flavor it is part of many famous dishes as well as beverages. Aside from being a flavor enhancer sweet tamarind is eaten raw as well. Nowadays tamarind is being used as a flavor along with salt and spice in many cocktails because of its distinct sweet-sour taste. The flavor of tamarind is so strong that it can make your cheekbones go numb when consumed raw. But there is a fun flavor in this Indian date that one can get addicted to and still have no side effects.
Some Interesting Facts about Tamarind
Tamarind is an awesome fruit and it offers not only great taste but even greater health benefits. Some of the best-known health benefits of sweet tamarind are as follows
The most awesome thing about tamarind is that it can be eaten in many different ways. That’s the reason it is one of the most fun and healthy foods known to man. Some of the ways we like to eat tamarind are as following
There are very few foods that offer such great taste and so many health benefits. Tamarind should be a part of everyone’s diet. It offers both taste and health at a very nominal price. So come on let your cheekbones go numb enjoying all the health benefits. Check out our NY Spice Shop’s selection.
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