"Tamarind fruit contains certain health benefiting essential volatile
chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber."
Health benefits of Tamarind
While lemon composes of citric acid, tamarind is rich in tartaric acid. Tartaric acid gives a sour taste to food but is also a very powerful antioxidant. It helps the body protect from harmful free radicals.
Its pulp has been used in many traditional medicines as a laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for biliousness and bile disorders.
This spice condiment is also used as emulsifying agent in syrups, decoctions, etc., in different pharmaceutical products.