Here we talk about what the heck is that common thing you should know, but are actually pretty clueless about.
So… what the heck is tamarind, anyway?
You’ve probably heard of tamarind, but can you describe what it is, exactly? A bean… maybe? A spice…?
Here’s the sweet and sour tale of Tamarind.
Here are 10 things you should know about the stuff:
1.Tamarind is a type of tree that produces pod-like fruit.
2.Origins trace to Africa. But now, most used fruit around South East Asia and India.
3.Its taste? Sweet & sour at the same damn time.
4.Tamarind is known to help clear skin. Mix it up with yogurt and honey to make an au naturel face mask.
5.When life gives you tamarind, make Agua de tamarindo. Make your next unconventional morning pick-me up HERE.
6.Ancient remedy for: digestion, anti-aging, inflammation, weight loss, and glowing skin.
7.Pad thai wouldn’t be the bomb without Tamarind. Tamarind makes a great base for chutneys, sauces, marinades and stews.
Vegan Pad Thai recipe: HERE
8.Tamarind Jarritos is a godsend.
9.Tamarind also makes for a magical secret ingredient in cocktails (shhhh, don’t tell.) A splash in your liquor of choice, and you have a drink that, thanks to tamarind’s multi-faceted flavor, tastes more carefully crafted than it is.
10.Lastly, this dude boosts immunity. Hence, why it’s one of our main goods in the traditional JAHMU Turmeric Tonic