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Organic Tamarind Paste

Our Organic Tamarind Paste offers intense, sweet-sour tamarind flavor in a convenient, ready-to-use paste, perfect for flavoring full-bodied chutneys, curries, sauces, marinades and sweets.

  • Thick and dark brown in color, resembling molasses

  • Made from the pulp of the pod-shaped fruit of the tamarind tree

  • Sour and slightly sweet with notes of apricot, brown sugar, dates, dried plums and molasses

  • Key ingredient in Asian, Caribbean, Latin-American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Thai, and especially Indian cuisine

  • Certified organic to the specifications of the USDA National Organic Program

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    Price: $22.63
    $1.41 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use to flavor chutneys and curries

  • Marries well with spicy dishes

  • Use to create sauces and marinades for fish, poultry and beef

  • Mix with fruit juices to make refreshing drinks

  • Tamarind is the base for many steak and barbecue sauces, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce

  • Key ingredient in Asian, Caribbean, Latin-American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Thai, and especially Indian cuisine

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. No preparation necessary.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Organic tamarind extract.

    Our Organic Tamarind Paste packs intense sweet-sour tamarind flavor into a convenient, ready-to-use concentrate that is perfect for flavoring full-bodied chutneys, curries, sauces, marinades and sweets. The concentrated form means there is no hassle with soaking and wringing out compressed tamarind pulp, the more common (and more demanding) form of tamarind.

    Tamarind (Tamarindus indica), which comes from the Arabic "Indian date," is the pulpy, pod-shaped fruit of a massive tree native to tropical Africa, and also widely grown and used in cuisines throughout Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Mexico and the Caribbean. The large pods, which start out hard and green, ripen to a light brown. The sweet-sour pulp inside is used in numerous culinary applications, from savory (Worcestershire sauce, pickles, dried and salted snacks, curries, sweet and sour sauces) to sweet (sodas, sorbets, candies, ice pops, jams). In recent years, tamarind has been a popular additive to barbecue sauces, due to its tangy, fruity quality.

    Tamarind has a number of nutritional benefits, from its high levels of tartaric acid (a powerful antioxidant) to vitamin C, B vitamins and-strangely for a fruit-calcium. It is also a good source of potassium, iron, copper, selenium and zinc.

    Classic recipe

    Spicy Tamarind Dipping Sauce

    Tangy, sour, hot and sweet all at once, this dipping sauce is an ideal companion for grilled Thai-style shrimp, fried spring rolls or crab Rangoon. Adjust the heat and sugar to accommodate your preference.