Tamarind

(Tamarindus indica)

a leguminous plant, cylindrical in shape (like a large peanut). The pod and the seeds are not used in cooking. Its bittersweet pulp is a tasty spice. The tamarind’s pulp can be found with or without seeds, and is generally sugared, due to its high acidity.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Tamarinde
Spanish: Tamarindo
English: Tamarind

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Lleguminosa

Nutritional value

240 calories per cada 100 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

It is currently a relatively important crop for almost all the warm countries in Africa, Asia and America. The main producer is India, followed by other countries such as the Philippines, Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico.

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