Natural Tamarind (Puli)
₹70.00 – ₹280.00
Natural Tamarind is a type of tropical fruit. It’s used in many dishes around the world, and may even have medicinal properties.
Natural Tamarind is a hardwood tree called Tamarindus indica. It’s native to Africa but grows in India, Pakistan and many other tropical regions. The tree produces bean-like pods filled with seeds surrounded by a fibrous pulp. The pulp of the young fruit is green and sour. As it ripens the juicy pulp becomes paste like and more sweet and sour. Tamarind is sometimes referred to as the “date of India.” Tamarind and Kudampuli are two different species but the uses are the same.
Natural Tamarind Uses
Tamarind is high in many nutrients. A single cup (120 grams) of the pulp contains:
|Magnesium||28% of the RDI||Potassium||22% of the RDI|
|Iron||19% of the RDI||Calcium||9% of the RDI|
|Phosphorus||14% of the RDI||Vitamin B1 (thiamin)||34% of the RDI|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||11% of the RDI||Vitamin B3 (niacin)||12% of the RDI|
Trace amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
copper and selenium.
Natural Tamarind Uses
Tamarind pulp is used in South and Southeast Asia, Mexico, the Middle East and the Caribbean. The seeds and leaves are also edible. It is used for making sauces, marinades, chutneys, drinks and desserts. It’s also one of the ingredients of Worcestershire sauce. Tamarind has played an important role in traditional medicine. Tamarind beverage Cures diarrhea, constipation, fever and peptic ulcers. The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Tamarind pulp is used as a metal polish. It contains tartaric acid, which helps remove tarnish from copper and bronze. Tamarind pulp contains plant compounds that may protect against heart disease and oxidative damage. Tamarind contains a good amount of magnesium, an important mineral that plays a role in over 600 functions in the body. Studies show that tamarind can combat many different microbes. It may help kill bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
100gm, 250gm, 500gm, 1kg