Tamarind

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Tamarindus Indica

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Medically, tamarind finds application as appetizing, laxative, healing and anti-helminitic properties. Also used against fluorosis.

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Rich source of vitamin A, calcium, carbohydrate, humidity, protein etc. It is a rich source of tartaric acid.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Tamarind pulp used in culinary preparations. Also a raw material in preparation of wine like beverages. Tamarind kernel powder finds application in textile, confectionary, cosmetics, dyeing and tanning industry.

GLOSSARY :
English : Tamarind
Tamil : Puli
Malayalam : Puli / Valan Puli
Telugu : Chinthapandu
Kannada : Hunase Hannu / Huli
Hindi : Imli
Bengali : Tentool / Tetul
Gujarati : Amli
Konkani : Chinchamb / Amptan
Marathi : Chincha
Oriya : Tentuli / Dalima
Punjabi : Imli
Kashmiri : Tamber / Tambari

 

 

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