Tamarind, or Tamarindus indica is a leguminous tree that produces pod-like fruit that contains a brown, edible pulp. The fruit has a fleshy, juicy, acidic pulp. It is mature when the flesh is coloured brown or reddish brown. Tamarind flesh is sweet and sour in taste, and is a source of calcium.
Tamarind is used in Worcestershire sauce, chutneys, curries, and is popular in many sweets in countries like Mexico.