- Tamarind is a leguminous tree bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species. The tamarind tree produces brown, pod-like fruits that contain a sweet, tangy pulp, which is used in cuisines around the world.
- Its partially dried fruit is used to make medicine. People use tamarind for dry eye. … In foods and beverages, tamarind is used as flavoring. It is also widely used in Asian cooking for chutneys and curries.