The Mexican Store.  Tamarind, the unknown tropical fruit

The Mexican Store. Tamarind, the unknown tropical fruit

Tamarind or Tamarillo is also known as "tree tomato". This tropical fruit is not well known in Spain and neither in Europe, it grows on small trees and its degree of maturity has an intense red or orange color. Although there are three varieties (red, orange and yellow), the most common is red.

Regarding its flavor, the tamarillo is juicy and slightly sweet, but we consider that it has more of a bittersweet flavor and although its pulp has black seeds, it is not a problem because they are totally edible.

Its origin is in the Andean region of Peru, Spanish explorers brought this fruit to Europe in the 16th century. Although at first it was not very successful in Europe, during the Second World War the lack of food with enough vitamin C made countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the United States pay attention to it and cultivate it and consume much more. At present, its main producer is New Zealand, but this fruit also grows wild in countries in America such as Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia or Ecuador.

Regarding it´s benefits in the body, the tamarillo is a fruit that provides many benefits due to its high content of vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium or zinc. It also has antioxidant properties, eliminating our free radicals, laxative properties thanks to the fiber it contains and satiating properties that make it an ideal fruit for weight loss diets. Among many other things, tamarillo regulates high blood pressure, relieves arthritis, helps wound healing and strengthens the immune system, relieving flu and catarrhal states.

How can you get the Tamarind?

You can get tamarind concentrate in concentrate at La Tienda Mexicana. This tamarind concentrate has a bittersweet flavor, since this concentrate has tamarind pulp that is used as part of many dishes in Latin American cuisine, whether for fish or meat. But the most common is to make the refreshing Tamarind water drink, with the 700 ml Mexiquisita tamarind concentrate it can yield up to 5.6 liters, it is important to note that it does not have artificial flavors and colors because it is a natural product, suitable for celiacs and vegans, it has a medium caloric intake. You can also combine this concentrate with the margarita cocktail to make it taste tamarind.

We believe that it is important to share, all this benefits you so that you can enjoy this drink to the fullest without any inconvenience. Why should you buy it with us? We are committed to providing good products to our customers! We only sell products of recognized quality, that is why we are always looking for new developments in Mexican cuisine. Find your Mexican products with the right quality in The Mexican Store!


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