Tamarindo are long pods with an edible reddish-brown pulp covered by a hard shell that turns brittle and is easily broken when ripe. The pleasing sweet sour flavor is reminiscent of dried apricots, but is very unique.
Tamarindo is a favorite snack food in Mexico. It can be cooked into a jam or a sauce. It is also a traditional flavor additive that is blended into juices or soda drinks, sorbets and ice-creams. Popular in East Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, Tamarindo is often used in combination with chutneys, curries and pickled fish for a full-flavored seasoning. It is also a primary flavor ingredient used in the making of Worcestershire sauce.
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