Tamarind

Know your product

Tamarind is the fruit of the Tamarind tree, a tropical plant coming from the dry regions of Africa. In Madagascar, it is even considered as a sacred fruit and called "King of Trees". It’s a big clove made up of seeds, surrounded by a fibrous pulp. Its name comes from the Arabic word "tamar hindi" [Indian date]. It releases a pleasant acidic flavor.

How to buy

Choose fruit with a thick clove.

how to keep

Keep your pods in a dry and dark place at room temperature. After opening and if they are firmly wrapped, the fruit is good for 3 months or even longer in the freezer.

Tips

You can serve it in the Brazilian style: plain, after breaking the shell like a peanut. You can also use it in chutney as they do in Mauritius or add it to West Indian rum. You can also use it in fish dishes like in Senegal, Iran, or Mauritius.

Seasonality

Jan.
no
Fé.
no
Mars
no
Avr.
yes
Mai
yes
Juin
yes
Jui.
yes
Ao.
no
Sep.
no
Oct.
no
Nov.
no
Dé.
no

Recipe

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