Tamarind – A Sweet Tart Fruit
Tamarind is a tart fruit with brown flesh and large seeds encased in a hard brown pod. As the fruit becomes more ripened, it becomes less sour and more sweet.
Although it is indigenous to Africa, it has become widely cultivated in tropical climates including the Caribbean. Here it is used in drinks, preserves, desserts and stews to give a sweet tang. In Western cuisine, find it in Worcestershire Sauce.