Our Organic Tamarind Powder is made from the dried and ground pulp of the bean-like pod from the tamarind tree. It has a uniquely tart taste with a slightly fruity fragrance‰ÛÓthat is popular in a variety of traditional Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. This all-natural tamarind powder packs the unique flavors into a convenient powder with a long shelf life.
Tamarind is native to the tropical areas of Africa, but it is cultivated in many parts of the world due to its versatility and widespread use. It was introduced into Mexico, Central and South America during the 1600s, where it was cultivated and became an important ingredient in many Latin American dishes. The trees flourish in Madagascar, where it has become a favorite of ring-tailed lemurs.
Tamarind is traditionally used as a poultice to help reduce fever in southeast Asia and can also be used in the same manner for sprains and swelling, since it is said to have anti-inflammatory properties. Tamarind acts as a gentle laxative and is believed to expel extra bile from the body. It is also said to have both astringent and antiseptic properties. Tamarind has been shown to slow the progression of skeletal fluorosis, where the bones absorb too much fluoride, often causing pain.
Using at Home
Organic tamarind powder is used to add tartness to savory dishes, such as Indian curries and lentil dishes. It is one of the ingredients in the popular Thai dish pad Thai. Tamarind powder can be soaked in water to extract the sourness, which can then be used in drinks and sauces. It can be used in sambar, gravies, soups, rice dishes, chutney, and pickled fish. Tamarind can be combined with fruit to create a sweet-sour combination that works well in soups and sauces. It contains pectin, which means that tamarind can be used in homemade jams and jellies.
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