Last Updated 25/06/2020

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How To Make Tamarind Juice Recipe 

Here's how to make tamarind juice:

Tamarind Juice Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This sweet and sour Tamarind juice recipe is refreshing and packed with different interesting heath benefits. Enjoy!

5 from 3 reviews

Tamarind Juice Recipe

Category:
Drink

Method:
Boiled

Cuisine:
Tropical

Serves
5 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
20 Min

Ingredients:
  • Tamarind  Pods (about 30)
  • 1.5 Litres Of Water
  • 1 Lemon (small)
  • Any Sweetener of Choice [optional]
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Get and Peel your Tamarind to get the Tamarind pods
Tamarind pods
  1. 2
    In a pot or pan put in about 7.5 mL of water and transfer your tamarind pods into the pot and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
Soaked Tamarind pods
  1. 3
    After 10 minutes, allow it to cool. By now, the tamarind pods would have been infused into the water.
Boiled Tamarind pods
  1. 4
    Now that you’re sure it’s cool. You get out your blender, pour all contents into the blender including the water and blend. While blending, you can continue to add water in bits. (It shouldn’t exceed 1.5L). If you want it a little thicker, you can reduce the quantity of water.
  2. 5
    When all the blending process is done, sieve to get just the juice. After sieving, you’re going to get a paste and seeds too as left-overs.
  3. 6
    Squeeze out your lemon and add to the sieved Juice. Also add your sweetener to the juice (if using)
  4. 7
    Refrigerate and serve cool or serve with ice.
Video: 
Notes: 
  • The left over Tamarind paste can be used to marinate chicken
  • The drink can also replace lemon to get that sourness into your dish
NUtrition: 

Nutrition Facts

Tamarind Juice

Serving Size

1 Cup (251g)

Amount per serving

Calories

 143

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.3g

0%

Saturated Fat 0g

0%

Trans Fat 0g

0%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 18mg

1%

Total Carbohydrate 37g

12%

Dietary Fiber 1.3g

5%

Total Sugars 32g


Includes ?g Added Sugars

51%

Protein 0.2g

0%

Vitamin A 

0%

Vitamin C 

30%

Vitamin D

0%

Potassium 68mg

2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. 


**The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Sources include:​Nutritionix

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tamarind & Tamarind Juice Recipe 

Here are some of the most popular questions (and answers) about Tamarind

What is Tamarind?

Tamarind is a sweet-sour tropical fruit with a beans-like pod filled with seeds covered by a fibrous orange pulp. Tamarind is an African native, however, it is also found in other tropical regions like India and Pakistan.

What is Tamarind Called in Nigeria?

Tamarind is called Tsamiyar kurm in Hausa, Awin in Yoruba, and Icheku in Igbo in Nigeria. Although Tamarind is more popular in the North side of Nigeria and can be found mostly amongst the Hausas selling spices in any local market

What is Tamarind Juice?

Tamarind juice is the juice gotten when Tamarind pods are soaked in water, boiled, sieved and mixed with a sweetener of choice.

What Does Tamarind Juice Taste Like?

Tamarind juice has a sour-sweet and tangy taste. It has a tangy taste and really slaps down to the jaw because of its acidity. It’s a sweet and sour drink and you might want to use a sweetener to improve the taste.

What Are the Uses of Tamarind juice?

Tamarind is commonly used in cooking and the drink can just act as a refresher. In the making of my tamarind drink, the paste was also extracted. The paste can be used to marinate chicken for example. The drink can also replace lemon to get that sourness into your dish.

What Are the Benefits of Tamarind Juice?

Tamarind is rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, thiamine, phosphorus and fibre. Thus Tamarind juice may be beneficial for weight-loss, decrease diabetes risk, boost the immune system, promote good nerve function, help in blood purification, maintain healthy skin and help with digestive issues like constipation.

Side Effect & Warnings About Tamarind  

Here are some of the things to look out for when consuming Tamarind and Tamarind juice:

  1. This drink can interfere with blood clotting and so it’s not advisable for people on Aspirin or any blood-thinner medications.

  2. Because of its acidity, it might cause acid re-flux or GERD problems; so best to avoid if you have ulcer or gastric acid issues.

  3. A diabetic patient would have to monitor their blood sugar levels closely if taking tamarind drink regularly as it could cause hypoglycemia.

Summary 

Tamarind Juice Recipe (And Amazing Benefits)

Interested in Tamarind Juice recipe? 

Type: Drink

Cuisine: Tropical

Recipe Yield: 5 servings

Calories: 143

Preparation Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 10M

Total Time: 20M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Tamarind Pods
  • Water
  • Lemon
  • Sweetener

Recipe Instructions: 1. In a pot or pan put in 7.5mls of water and transfer your tamarind pods into the pot and bring to a boil for 10mins. 2. After 10minutes, allow it to cool. By now, the tamarind pods would have been infused into the water. 3. Now that you’re sure it’s cool. You get out your blender, pour all contents into the blender including the water and blend. While blending, you can continue to add water in bits. (It shouldn’t exceed 1.5L). If you want it a little thicker, you can reduce the quantity of water. 4. When all the blending process is done, sieve to get just the water. After sieving, you’re going to get a paste and seeds too as left-overs. 5. Add your sweetener and lemon to your drink. 6. Refrigerate and serve cool or serve with ice.

Editor's Rating:
5
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