Tamarind is a sticky, sweet-sour fruit that grows in long, bean-like pods. As they ripen and mature, the outer skin becomes a hard, brittle shell and the pulp inside dries to a brown, sticky pulp. The fruit is mixed with sugar and dried in strips to make candy, or rendered into paste. Tamarind paste is a staple of Indian, Thai and Vietnamese cooking. It is used in many barbecue sauces. It gives Worcestershire sauce and many other steak sauces their fruity tang.

Names: Tamarind, Tamarindo, Tamarin, Sampalok.

Source: Thailand.

Handling: Stored at approximately 45°F in cool, dry environment. Has a long shelf life.

Variety: Tamarind Sweet, Tamarind Sour.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 5.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat .6g 1%
Saturated Fat .3g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 57g
Protein 2.8g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.