Tamarind

Tamarind

Tamarind is a type of tropical fruit.It’s used in many dishes around the world, and may even have medicinal properties.It produces pods filled with paste-like, sweet-sour fruit.The pulp of the young fruit is green and sour. As it ripens, the juicy pulp becomes paste-like and more sweet-sour.It is used in sauces, marinades, chutneys, drinks and desserts. It’s also one of the ingredients of Worcestershire sauce.
Benefits Of Tamarind:-Tamarind has played an important role in traditional medicine.In beverage form, it was commonly used to treat diarrhea, constipation, fever and peptic ulcers. The bark and leaves were also used to promote wound healing.Tamarind is rich in fibre and has no fat content. Studies suggest that eating tamarind daily might actually help in weight reduction since it contains flavonoids and polyphenols.
Tamarind seed extracts are anti-inflammatory in nature and they are even said to stabilize blood sugar levels and reverse the damage of the pancreatic tissue in those suffering from diabetes. The enzyme alpha-amylase which is proven to reduce blood sugar levels can also be found in tamarind.

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  • 1.Tamarind, (Tamarindus indica), evergreen tree of the pea family (Fabaceae), native to tropical Africa.
    2.It is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible fruit, the sweet and sour pulp of which is extensively used in foods, beverages, and traditional medicines.
    3.The plant is especially popular in the Indian subcontinent and in Central America and Mexico and is a common ingredient in the cuisine of those regions.
    4.The tree is also grown as an ornamental, and the wood is used in carpentry.