Good quality tamarind pods should be whole with few cracks. Avoid crumbled product.
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
Cracked or crumbled pods are symptoms of rough handling or low humidity; maintain 85-95% humidity during storage.
Major production areas include Brazil, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Thailand, and the United States.
Tangy and pungent, sweet and sour.
The shell is hard, but breaks easily; inside is a gooey, almost paste-like flesh surrounding large inedible seeds.
Pair with coconut milk, curry paste, lime juice, mole, spinach.
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.