Tamarind Sweet (Sweet Tamarind, Indian Date, Asam, Sampalok, Chintapandu). The birthplace of this legume tree is East Africa, nowadays it is cultivated everywhere in tropical countries.
The fruits are long, up to 20 cm, as bean should be, similar to beans (or peas), on the outside they are light brown, and the flesh (more precisely, pericarp or pericarp) is dark brown. The fruits are very sweet, tart, but you need to eat carefully, because unlike the legumes we are used to, tamarind has solid large bones hidden in its pulp.
It is also used fresh, but finds much greater use in cooking in the form of spices and sauce.
Sweet tamarind contains a lot of vitamin A, C, B vitamins, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, rich in carbohydrates, organic acids and protein.