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.