Tamarind has been found to be helpful for healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
|Botanical Name||Tamarindus indica|
Tamarind pods come from the tamarind tree, which originally came from Africa, but can now be commonly found, and used in the cuisine of, Asia, Arabia, Australia, Mexico, and South America. In Mexico and some other Latin American countries, it is called tamarindo.
Tamarind is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid, minerals, potassium and magnesium and natural fiber.
The pulp of ripe tamarind fruit is very sour with a hint of sweetness and acidic. It is most often used as a component of savory dishes. The ripened fruit is sweeter and can be used in desserts and drinks, or as a snack. In native practice, the pulp is applied on inflammations, is used in a gargle for sore throat and, mixed with salt, as a liniment for rheumatism.
Caution: This is a hand pounded product. Please be careful with seed fragments when using this product!
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