Deliciously tangy and one of the most highly prized natural foods in South Asia, the tamarind – the melodic name of which comes from the Persian “tamar-I-hind,” meaning “date of India” – is gaining recognition and appreciation throughout the world. Said to be native to Africa, this exotic fruit grows on exceptionally tall trees of the fabaceae family, such as peas, beans, and other legumes, mostly in the warmer, dryer areas of Asia, Mexico, and India.
Tamarind trees produce an abundance of long, curved, brown pods filled with small brown seeds, surrounded by a sticky pulp that dehydrates naturally to a sticky paste. The pods look a bit like huge, brown, overly mature green beans.At Elanza Exports,after harvest, we get it is hygienically processed , shelled in preparation for export. From there, they’re often pressed into balls and layered with sugary water or syrup; sometimes they’re salted according to customer’s requirements.
Varieties of Tamarind
In some regions the type with reddish flesh is distinguished from the ordinary brown-fleshed type and regarded as superior in quality. There are types of tamarinds that are sweeter than most. One in Thailand is known as ‘Makham waan’. One distributed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Subtropical Horticulture Research Unit, Miami, is known as ‘Manila Sweet’.
Medicinal uses of Tamarind
- Its pulp has been used in many traditional medicines as a laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for biliousness and bile disorders.
- This spice condiment is also used as an emulsifying agent in syrups, decoctions, etc., in different pharmaceutical products.
|Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||0.60 g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber||5.1 g||13%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.143 mg||3%|
|Vitamin A||30 IU||1%|
|Vitamin C||3.5 mg||6%|
|Vitamin E||0.10 mg||<1%|
|Vitamin K||2.8 µg||2%|
Shelf Life : 6 months if seed is removed and shrink wrapped tightly and 3 months with seed
Seed: 5%Max, 10 % Max, 35 % Max
Size of slab : 200gm, 500gm, 1 kg
Type of packaging : 5kg, 10 kg ,20 kg, 30 kg mesh bag or as required by buyer
The various packings which can be offered in consumer slabs are as follows:-
- 1 Kg Slab x 20 Packets = 20 Kg In A Master Carton.
- 500 Gm. Slab x 40 Packets = 20 Kg In A Master Carton
- 500 Gm. Slab x 20 Packets = 10 Kg In A Master Carton
- 200 Gm. Slab x 50 Packets = 10 Kg In A Master Carton
- 500 Gm. Slab x 40 Packets = 8 Kg In A Master Carton
20 FCL 22.500 M.Tons for Tamarind Slabs packed in 1 Kg & 500 Gm
20 FCL 21.500 M.Tons for Tamarind Slabs packed in 200 Gm