The tamarind is a long, brown pod with a sweet and sour taste. The skin has to be peeled before you can eat the sticky, tasty pulp. It is an important ingredient in the Asian cuisine.
Because of the popularity in India, people often think that tamarind is from India. But tamarind is originally from tropical countries in Africa. Nowadays it’s mostly found in Asia.
How to store
Keep tamarind in the fridge for several weeks.
How to eat
First peel the pods and eat the pulp right away, as a snack. Or use it in a sauce or pasta. Tamarind is an important ingredient in Worcestershire sauce. You can make delicious Asian marinades with the tamarind.