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.
a spherical fruit, sometimes lengthened, depending on the variety, and green or red in colour. The pulp is red and contains many seeds. Its taste may be acidic or sweet, also depending on the variety.