There are several ways to enjoy tamarind. It can be used in sweet and savory dishes, or eaten straight from the pod.
Tamarind is used as a flavoring in many dishes. It also has medicinal properties and can be used as a tarnish remover.
Tamarind contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and beneficial plant compounds. It also has a lot of sugar.
Tamarind pulp contains plant compounds that may protect against heart disease and oxidative damage.