concentrate provides a fruity, sour flavor
with just a hint of sweetness. Tamarind possesses a more complex
flavor than citrus juices and most Asian vinegars, and it does not have the harshness of the latter. It is one of the primary "sour" favorings in many Southeast Asian cuisines.
Try tamarind concentrate in...
Sauces, soups, desserts, and drinks.
More about Tamarind
Tamarind is the fruit of the leguminous tamarind tree. While fresh tamarind pods are available in many markets, the most readily available forms are blocks of tamarind paste and containers of tamarind concentrate.
Because the blocks contain seeds, chunks are usually cut off and soaked in warm water. The seeds are removed, and then the juice and pulp are used. Reconstituting dried Tamarind can be time consuming and messy. Tamarind concentrate can be a more convenient option.