Tamarind - imali

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Tamarind is a ripe fruit with 3-8 inches length with flat irregularly curved pods. It's obtained from tamarind tree. Ripened fruit of tamarind is brown in color and filled with fleshy juice and pulp. Each tamarind pod may contain up to 12 seeds along with a fleshy pulp. Tamarind pulp is high in both acid and sugar and it also has a sweet or sugar taste . The shell is usually brown in color and inside there are black seeds. It is this pulp of the fruit is the edible part because it is rich in calcium and vitamin C.The tamarind is very tangy fruit that is used as an essential ingredient in various savory preparations.

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Tamarind is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae, believed to originate in East Africa. Tamarind now found extensively in India.Tamarind is deliciously tangy and one of the highly prized natural foods in South Asia. Tamarind tree produces a long, curved, brown pod filled with brown seeds encircled with an adhesive pulp. Tamarind can be used to prepare tamarind chutney,tamarind sauce etc. Tamarind fruit is commonly used among Indians. Tamarind is rich in its nutritional values and medicinal uses. Tamarind products helps prevent fever, sore throat, rheumatism, inflammation and sunstroke. Poultices are made by dried or boiled tamarind leaves and flowers can be used to cure swollen joints, sprains, boils, hemorrhoids and conjunctivitis. Tamarinds products are the major exporting items these days. These are readily available in Supermarkets as well, but they are processed using additional preservatives and this may reduce its nutritional values.

Health Benefits of Tamarind

Improves Heart Health

Studies prove that Tamarind has the ability to fight several diseases. It's better to purchase tamarind when it fresh and still in the pod. You can buy fresh tamarind with no added preservatives online in Spicesfarm.com

We sell Indian Spice Tamarind as wholesale and retail. Please contact us for wholesale inquiries.

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