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Tamarind, also known as tamarindo, Indian dates, or sampalok, are the edible pods of the tamarind tree. Yes, yes, you heard that right. Tamarind comes from a tree! They come in a dry, brittle brown shell that must be cracked to eat the bright, citrusy pulp from the inside. At J&C Tropicals, we carry a sweet varietal perfect for snacking and a sour varietal that will have you puckering your lips for more. Tamarind can be made into paste for chutneys and sauces and incorporated into drinks and desserts.

  1. Eat it raw, as a syrup for drinks, or a paste for cooking.
  2. Add water with sugar and lemons for a fresh drink.

Store whole pods in a cool, dry environment for up to 1 week. Can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 month.


Thailand and Mexico

  1. Contains minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iron.
  2. Vitamins B1, B2, and B3.
  3. Thanks to its properties and antioxidants, this fruit is an amazing health boost.

Serving Size: 1 cup (120g)

Calories: 287

Total Fat 0.7g 0%
Saturated Fat 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 75g
Dietary Fiber 6.1g
Sugars 46.6g
Protein 3.4g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 4.2mg
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Nutritional Facts

Per cup

Naturally Low-Sodium
Naturally Cholesterol-Free
Naturally Low-Fat

Excellent source of fiber and iron

Tamarind fruit health benefits and nutrition facts