9 benefits of tamarind and how to prepare water

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Tamarind is a tropical fruit that is characterized because it has an acidic flavor, a high caloric intake and is rich in vitamins A and C, fiber, antioxidants and minerals. Thanks to all these properties, Tamarindo provides several health benefits, preventing the emergence of heart diseases, taking care of visual health, strengthening the immune system and helping to prevent premature aging of the skin.

This fruit can be consumed raw or used to prepare sweets, juices, and other drinks, such as liqueurs, for example. In some regions of the world, tamarind is also used to season and season meat or fish, as it is a fruit widely consumed in Africa, Asia, Central and South America.

The benefits of tamarind for health podría include:

  1. Help reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol, they contain antioxidants and saponins that favor their reduction, thus preventing the emergence of cardiovascular diseases and taking care of heart health;
  2. Help control diabetes, when it is ingested in small portions, it occurs because it has hypoglycemic activity, it is believed that it could be thanks to its fibers that reduce the absorption of sugar in the intestine;
  3. Prevent premature agingit can provide antioxidants that prevent the damage that causes free radicals to the cells;
  4. Poses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, because it apparently inhibits several biological processes involved in inflammation, and in the case of pain, it activates opioid receptors. This could be beneficial to treat inflammatory diseases, stomach pain, sore throat and rheumatism;
  5. take care of visual health, can provide vitamin A, preventing macular degeneration and cataracts
  6. Strengthen the immune system, it provides vitamin C and A, both of which are important micronutrients to increase and stimulate the body’s defense cells. Asimism, poses antibacterial properties against la Salmonella paratyphoid, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhi, and Staphylococcus aureus and anthelmintics against Pheretia Posthuma;
  7. Improve gastrointestinal health, it can be beneficial both for people with stress and to treat diarrhea and dysentery, as it contains pectins and gums, as well as other components that can help in the treatment of these problems;
  8. favor healingit provides vitamin C, vitamin A and anti-inflammatory properties that favor skin regeneration;
  9. Favor weight gain in people who find themselves under weight, thanks to their caloric intake. In addition, the soil provides energy, but it is also an excellent source of essential amino acids (with the exception of tryptophan), which is why it also provides proteins;

In spite of its caloric intake, some studies have also verified that in small portions and in conjunction with an adequate diet could favor weight loss, due to its effect on the metabolism of fats.

These benefits can be obtained through the consumption of your seeds, today, the fruit pulp or the tamarind shell, depending on the problem to be treated.

Tamarind nutritional information

In the table, the nutritional composition is indicated for every 100 g of tamarind:

components Quantity in 100 g of tamarind
Energy 242 calories
proteins 2.3 g
thanks 0.3 g
carbohydrates 54.9 g
fibers 5.1 g
Vitamin A 2 mcg
Vitamin B1 0.29 mg
Vitamin B2 0.1 mg
Vitamin B1 1.4 mg
Vitamin B6 0.08 mg
folates 14 mcg
Vitamin C 3 mg
calcium 77 mg
Phosphor 94 mg
Magnesium 92 mg
hiero 1.8 mg

To obtain the benefits mentioned above, tamarind must be included in a balanced and healthy diet.

how to consume it

Tamarind should be consumed in small portions, as mentioned above, it has a high caloric intake, being ideal not to exceed 30 g of tamarind per day.

Recipes with tamarind

Some recipes that can be prepared with tamarind are:

1. Tamarind water


  • 5 tamarind pods;
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation method:

Put the liter of water in a pot and add the tamarind bowls, let it boil for 10 minutes. Paste and let it cool in the fridge.

2. Yoke of tamarind con miel


  • 100 g of tamarind pulp;
  • 1 large orange;
  • 2 water vases;
  • 1 cup of honey.

Preparation method:

Licuar el jugo de naranja con la pulpa del tamarindo, los 2 vases de agua y la miel.

To make the tamarind pulp, 1 kg of tamarind must be peeled, put in a bowl, with 1 liter of water and removed overnight. The next day, put everything in a pot and cook for 20 minutes until the pulp is fine, removing from time to time.

3. Tamarind Parsley

This salsa is excellent to accompany meat, pork, fish and seafood. Hay quien también la use as a dip to grease.


  • 10 tamarinds or 200 g of tamarind pulp;
  • 1/2 cup of water;
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar;
  • 3 tablespoons of miel soup.

Preparation method:

Remove the tamarind shell, remove the pulp and remove the seeds. Put the water in a pot at medium heat, once the water is hot, add the pulpa del tamarind and reduce it to slow heat. Stir for a few minutes and continue to add vinegar and milk, continue stirring for about 5 minutes until you get the desired consistency. Remove from the fire, mix the mixture so that it remains without lumps and serves.

Possible effects and contraindications

Tamarind when consumed in excess can cause tooth enamel wear, as it is a very acidic fruit, it could also cause gastrointestinal disorders and could cause hypoglycemia in diabetic people who ingest this fruit together with medication.

The ingestion of tamarind should be avoided in people who are taking anticoagulants, aspirin, antiplatelet agents and ginko bioloba, as these could increase the risk of bleeding. Asimismo, people who take medication to regulate sugar should consult a doctor before ingesting it.

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