Tamarind is high in vitamin C and several B vitamins along with potassium iron and phosphorus. It has been used to break a fever and cool down the body. Traditionally it is also employed to help with digestion issues relieve a sore throat and alleviate sunstroke.
Tamarind contains a variety of biologically active phytochemical compounds which combine with the nutrients of tamarind act in synergy to produce its miraculous benefits. It is an extensively used condiment spice that is necessary for kitchens. One can make a variety of dishes and pickles with these tamarinds.
- Calories: 239,
- Carbs: 63 g,
- Fat: 1 g,
- Protein: 3 g.
- It is used in sauces, marinades, chutneys, drinks and desserts.
- Tamarind is a staple of Indian curries and spicy dishes, where it is often paired with coconut milk to reduce its sour taste.
- The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
- The seed extract may also help lower blood sugar, while the pulp extract may help you lose body weight and reverse fatty liver disease.