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Tamarind Juice Recipe
Recipe by Fitnigerian
This sweet and sour Tamarind juice recipe is refreshing and packed with different interesting heath benefits. Enjoy!
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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:
- This drink can interfere with blood clotting and so it’s not advisable for people on Aspirin or any blood-thinner medications.
- 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.
- A diabetic patient would have to monitor their blood sugar levels closely if taking tamarind drink regularly as it could cause hypoglycemia.
Tamarind Juice Recipe (And Amazing Benefits) - FitNigerian
Interested in Tamarind Juice recipe? This post shows you how to make the best Tamarind juice and all the amazing benefits of the Tamarind juice.
Recipe Yield: 5 servings
Preparation Time: PT10M
Cooking Time: PT10M
Total Time: PT20M
- Tamarind Pods
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.