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.
Tamarind is very rich in nutrients, providing at least 10% of: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
A half-cup serving contains:
Protein: 2 grams.
Fat: 0 grams.
Carbohydrate: 38 grams.
Fiber: 3 grams.
Sugar: 34 grams.