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Tamarind Fruit

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Benefits of including Tamarind in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Tamarind. Health Benefits
Boosts immune system, Boosts respiratory health, Digestive aid, Piles treatment and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Tamarind. General Benefits
Beneficial in improving nerve function, Protects against parasites and worms and Relieves pain
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Benefits of Tamarind for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Brightens and lightens complexion, Exfoliates skin, Hydrates skin and Treatment of dark spots
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Benefits of Tamarind for hair. Hair Benefits
Prevents hair loss
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Tamarind Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Tamarind fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Breathing Difficulty, Dizziness, Eczema, Fainting, Hives, Itching, Nasal Congestion, Swelling Of Face, Tingling Sensation In Mouth and Vomiting
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Undesirable effects of Tamarind on body. Side Effects
Decrease In Blood Sugar Levels, Induces Acid Reflux, Allergic Reaction, Tooth Decay and May Form Gallstones
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It tells you whether Tamarind is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Tamarind is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Tamarind is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Tamarind. Best Time to Eat
  • Strictly avoid empty stomach
  • Along with meal
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Tamarind is the amount for which the nutrients present in Tamarind are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
62.50 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
5.10 g
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10
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
57.40 g
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3
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
2.80 g
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4
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.04
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23
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
30.00 mcg
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17
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.43 mg
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1
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.15 mg
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4
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
1.94 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.14 mg
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42
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.07 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
14.00 mcg
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21
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
3.50 mg
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62
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.10 mg
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37
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
2.80 mcg
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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9
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
0.00 mcg
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
8.60 mg
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8
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.60 g
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74
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
628.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
2.80 mg
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2
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
28.00 mg
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2
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
74.00 mg
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
92.00 mg
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.10 mg
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23
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
113.00 mg
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1
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.10 mg
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31
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.00 mg
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52
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
1.30 mcg
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6
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
0.00 mg
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38
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
0.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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They are plant sterols and stanols that regulate the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in humans. Phytosterol
0.00 mg
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
82.00 g
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50
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.09 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Tamarind is the amount for which the calories present in Tamarind are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
239.00 kcal
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
187.00 kcal
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
128.00 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
Not Available
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Calorie count of different Tamarind items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Tamarind juice. Calories in Juice
28.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Tamarind jam. Calories in Jam
254.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Tamarind Pie. Calories in Pie
239.00 kcal
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Features of Tamarind that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Tamarind belongs! Type
Tropical
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Time of the year when Tamarind is available. Season
Spring and Summer
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Different types of Tamarind. Varieties
PKM 1, Urigam, Hasanur, Tumkur prathisthan, DTS 1 and Yogeshwari
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Tamarind is found. Color
Brown and Reddish-Brown
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Brown
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External appearance of Tamarind. Shape
Curving Cylinder
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How Tamarind feels in your mouth! Texture
Tough
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Taste of Tamarind. Taste
Sour-Sweet
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Tamarind. Origin
Africa
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Tamarind Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Tamarind. Soil Type
Loam, Sandy, Sandy Loam and Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
5.6-6.5
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Tamarind. Climatic Conditions
Humid To Dry, Rainfall and Warm To Hot Climate
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Interesting facts about Tamarind. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Tamarind. Facts about Tamarind
  • Tamarind is used to prevent body odor.
  • African children use the tamarind seeds in games.
  • No cases of tamarind toxicity or allergy reported till date.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Tamarind or not. Tamarind In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Tamarind. Wine
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Use of Tamarind in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Tamarind or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Tamarind or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Tamarind. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Tamarind. Top Producer
India
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Other countries that are known producers of Tamarind. Other Countries
Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico, Nigeria, Sudan and Taiwan
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Country which imports Tamarind on a large scale. Top Importer
United States Of America
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Country which exports Tamarind on largest scale Top Exporter
Thailand
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Tamarind. Botanical Name
Tamarindus indica
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The alternate name of Tamarind. Synonym
Tamarindo, tamarindus
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Liliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Rosidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Fabales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Fabaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Tamarindus
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
Tamarindus indica
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Generic group of Tamarind. Generic Group
Tamarind Sub
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What are the General Benefits of Tamarind?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Tamarind Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Tamarind? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: boosts immune system, boosts respiratory health, digestive aid, piles treatment and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: prevents hair loss. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are decrease in blood sugar levels, induces acid reflux, allergic reaction, tooth decay and may form gallstones. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Tamarind fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Tamarind

It is important to know the nutrition details of Tamarind to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Tamarind fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: Not Available and calories in frozen fruit are 187.00 kcal. Thus, we can say that Tamarind belongs to High Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Tamarind jam is 254.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Tamarind are 62.50 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 5.10 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Tamarind in 3.50 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 628.00 mg and 74.00 mg.

Tamarind Taxonomy

Tamarind taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Tamarind fruit (Tamarindus indica) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Tamarind as it is a combination of genus (Tamarindus) and species (Tamarindus indica). The class and subclass of this fruit is Liliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Tamarind is Fabaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Tamarind

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Tamarind that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Tamarind Facts are:

  • Tamarind is used to prevent body odor.
  • African children use the tamarind seeds in games.
  • No cases of tamarind toxicity or allergy reported till date.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are PKM 1, Urigam, Hasanur, Tumkur prathisthan, DTS 1 and Yogeshwari. It is not available in seedless variety.