Tamarindus Indica

rusty brought some fresh tamarind to galiano. i have never seen it before. so tasty and fun.

The fruit of the tamarind is most commonly reserved for consumption, whether raw or cooked or prepared in some other manner, according to the regional and cultural palate. The fruit itself is an elongated-rod, 12 to 15 cm (3 to 6 inches) in length, and covered in a hard, brown exterior.[5][6]. The fleshy, juicy, acidulous pulp of the fruit is mature when coloured brown or reddish-brown. The fruit is considered ripe when the pods are easily prized open with fingers. The fruit pod contains anywhere between 1 and 12 flat, glossy brown seeds. These may be used by children in traditional board games such as Chinese checkers (China), dakon (Java), among others. – Wikipedia

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