Tamarind or valenpuli scientifically called ‘Tamarandus Indica’ belongs to the Fabaceae family. Tamarind trees are native to the tropical regions of Africa but their cultivation has spread to Asia, India, and Mexico. India presently is the largest producer of Tamarind in the world where it is popularly known ‘Imli’. This deliciously tangy fruit is widely used in India
Tamarind pulp is a condiment and a common ingredient in Indian and Asian dishes. Its tangy and sweet-sour taste with a distinctive flavor is loved by Indians.
Tamarind is a rich source of iron, thiamin, calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, and phosphorus.