Chefs and home cooks may be familiar with sampalok, a tasty ingredient that is used in a variety of sauces and dishes. But how much do you really know about this unique fruit?
In this article, we’ll explore some fascinating tamarind facts that not every foodie may know.
What is Tamarind – fruit, sauce, paste or candy?
Tamarind is a dark-coloured fruit that grows in a pod. Its naturally sour taste adds to its universal appeal and versatility. You’ll find tamarind available as a sauce or paste to add a delicious, sour flavour to dishes – or as a candy that kids (and even adults) love to savour. Tamarind is a common ingredient in many classic Filipino, Thai, Indian and Western recipes.