Profile: Batches of sour candy? Do you eat lemons straight? If so, tamarind powder may be of interest to you.
Tamarinds grow in wood-vaneer-like pods. When ripe, the fruit's insides turn dark brown and sticky. The taste is tart, sweet, and acidic. Except in North America, where it is commonly used in steak sauce.
Tamarind powder is dehydrated tamarind powder. Unlike fresh tamarind, the flavor is concentrated and strongly sweet-and-sour. It's used in sauces, chutneys, lentil and bean dishes, and pickles. Tamarind powder is used in Western cuisine to make BBQ sauces, ketchup, pizza sauces, and to season wild game.
|Shelf Life:||3 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Ways To Use:||Use Tamarind Powder in marinades, barbecue sauces, smoothies, or dry rubs. Can be used to spice up curry, couscous, and rice recipes.|
|Cuisine:||African, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Jamaican, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asia, Thai.|
|Country of Origin:||India.|
|Taste & Aroma:||Acidic & Fruity, Bitter or Astringent, Sweet.|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|