This is the fruit of the tamarind tree, which grows across Asia and many parts of Africa. In Thailand there are two cultivars, one sour and one sweet with the sour used for cooking and the sweet eaten as fruit. Tamarind is the primary flavour in dishes such as Pad Thai and sauces such as Worcester
Use: Mix with hot water to make paste or add direct to soups / curries.
Storage: Keep dry in the press, similar to other dried fruits.