Benefits of Tamarind and How to Choose and Store Them
Tamarind; is a brown colored, very sexy fruit that originates in Latin America, but now can be found everywhere; it has a tangy, sweet-sour taste…
How to Choose Tamarind
- Whole dried pods – these are packed in cellophane bags. Requires extra work if you needed to use the tamarind as a paste.
- Compressed tamarind – Composed of tamarind pulp compressed into 1lb blocks. They may or may not have seeds. A compressed tamarind is a great option when you need to prepare tamarind paste. Though it involves s little work in extracting the paste, it is worth the time since it will give you a better flavor compared to the already manufactured pastes.
- Frozen, unsweetened pulp – this is usually packed in 14-oz pouches and is great where you need thinner, less intense tamarind flavors in your dishes.