100% natural without additives
100% plant based
Contains dietary fiber
Suitable for vegetarian food
Tamarind, also known as "tamarindus indica", is an exotic fruit with a unique flavor profile. It has a sweet and sour taste and is widely used in Asian, African and Latin American cuisine.
Tamarind is used as a seasoning in sauces, chutneys, curries and soups. Tamarind can also be used to make a refreshing drink called tamarind juice. It is known for its characteristic taste that gives dishes a delicious and lively taste.
Moreover, tamarind also has some health benefits such as aiding digestion and providing antioxidants. Tamarind is a versatile and flavorful ingredient that adds an exotic touch to your culinary creations.
Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy value/Calories: 1130.4 kJ/ 270 kcal
Fat: 1 g
Of which saturated: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 63 g
Of which sugars: 0.06 g
Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 3 g
Salt: 0.07 g
Sodium: 28 mg
This product is gluten-free.
This product is packaged and/or stored in a company that also processes products containing wheat, nuts, peanuts, mustard, celery, sesame, shellfish, soy, sulphites, fish and molluscs. Despite all precautions, it is possible that this product contains traces of these allergens.
Store in a cool, dark and dry place. After opening, transfer contents to an airtight container.
Here is a simple preparation method for tamarind:
- Soak tamarind: Place the required amount of tamarind pulp in a bowl and pour hot water over it. Let it soak for 15-20 minutes.
- Optional: If you want a smooth tamarind puree, you can also press the pulp through a fine sieve or a sieve with a finer mesh to remove any fibers.
Now you have fresh tamarind pulp ready to use in your recipes. The sweet and sour taste of tamarind adds a delicious touch to dishes. Store any remaining tamarind pulp in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Here are some popular tamarind uses:
- Sauces and chutneys: Tamarind is often used as a base for sauces and chutneys in Asian cuisine. It is mixed with other ingredients such as herbs, spices, sugar and chili to make delicious dips and flavorful chutneys. For example, tamarind sauce is used in dishes such as Pad Thai, samosas, and tamarind chili sauce.
- Curries: Tamarind adds a distinctive flavor to curries and stews. It is used to create the balance of flavor by softening the spiciness of spices and adding a touch of sourness. Tamarind is often used in curries such as South Indian sambar and Thai massaman curry.
- Soups and Stews: Tamarind is also added to soups and stews to give them a refreshing taste. It is often used in dishes such as the Filipino sinigang, a sour soup with meat and vegetables.
- Drinks: Tamarind is used to make refreshing drinks, especially in hot climates. It can be used to make tamarind juice, where the pulp is mixed with water and sweetened with sugar or honey. Tamarind juice is also sometimes mixed with other fruits and herbs to create exciting flavor combinations.
- Sweets and desserts: Tamarind is used in some cultures to make sweets and desserts. It can be used as an ingredient in candies, such as tamarind toffee, or made into sweet tamarind candies. In addition, tamarind is sometimes used in desserts such as sorbets, ice creams and cakes for a unique taste experience.
These are just a few examples of tamarind's versatile uses. The sweet and sour taste adds an interesting dimension to various dishes and gives them a distinctive touch. Try tamarind in different recipes to see how it can improve the flavor.