Tamarind is used in a wide range of Thai recipes to add sour flavor. Usually tamarind paste is mixed with water and strained, the resulting tamarind juice being what’s used.
Although we also offer tamarind concentrate, which is a concentrated form of tamarind juice (and very convenient to use because it removes the need for mixing & straining), there are some recipes that call for pure tamarind paste, and in Thailand tamarind candy is very popular in various forms.
Tamarind grows on beautiful trees (see photos below) and is harvested throughout Thailand in February/March. After harvest, the brown leather-like skin and the black seeds are removed by hand. The remaining pulp and stringy bits are sealed up in bulk and placed in storage for use throughout the year. There are no artificial ingredients or preservatives added to the tamarind, but it keeps it’s flavor and fresh qualities naturally.
Our premium quality tamarind paste comes in a convenient sealed package.
Ingredients: 100% pure tamarind.
Product of Thailand.