Tamarind Concentrate

Tamarind Concentrate

MAGMA’s Tamarind Concentrate in paste form is extracted from fresh tamarind fruit which grows abundantly in Southern and Eastern parts of India. New crop is used to ensure freshness, flavour, natural colour and long shelf life of the product. No filler, artificial preservative or additive is used, making it 100% pure, safe and natural, relying entirely on tamarind’s own preservative characteristics (Natural Tartaric Acid).

Scientific Name – Tamarindus indica
Origin – India
Other Names – Imli (Hindi), chintapandu (Telugu), tintidi (Sanskrit), tetul (Bengali), amli (Gujarati), chinch (Marathi), hunase (Kannada), and vaalanpuli (Malayalam)

Nutritional Information

Per 100 Gms
Energy 250 kcal
  Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trasted Fat 0g 0%
Dietry Fiber 6g 6%
Sugar (Total Reducing) 31g 31%
Cholestrol 0g 0%
Sodium 0.30g 0.30%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 59%
Protein 3g 3%

Microbiological Standards

E. Coli ABSENT/GM
Mesophilic Lactic Acid Bacteria < 10 CFU/GM
Mould Count < 10 CFU/GM
Salmonela ABSENT/25 GM
Total Viable Count < 10 CFU/GM
Yeast Count < 10 CFU/GM

Composition

Total Acidity (as Tartaric) 10.0 – 14.0%  
Total Soluble Solids 66° - 69°  
Sugar (Natural) 50% (Approx.)
Pectin 2 - 4% (Approx.)
Protein 3%  
Cellulose Material 2% (Max)
Moisture 30% (Approx.)
pH 1.5 – 3.0%  

Trace Elements (Typical Analysis)

Copper < 3 PPM
Iron < 140 PPM
Lead < 1 PPM
Tin BDL
Zinc < 25 PPM
Arsenic < 1 PPM
Nitrogen BDL
Heavy Metals BDL
Cadmium BDL
Mercury BDL

Not a significant source of clear fiber, Sugar, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and iron percent. Daily values are based on a 2,000 average cycle data.

General information on Tamarind

Tamarind trees are grown in abundant in the wild in the state of Odisha. The extract of the fruit which is tangy with a sweet and sour note and is extensively used in various cuisines, sauces and juices. The harvest season is between February to May.

The Fruit: The fruit is shaken off the tree with long sticks and collected. The fruits are de-shelled and the pulp is packed in HDPE (Food Grade) plastic bags and sent to factory for processing.

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Usage & Applications

Used as a souring agent, TAMICON Tamarind Concentrate is an effective substitute for vinegar, tomatoes and lemon juice. Extensively used in Indian, Thai, Malaysian & Mexican cuisine, it is also used in the manufacturing of Western Sauces and Ketchups. It is a base for many soft drinks. Some more uses and applications of the product are as below:-

  • Soups, noodles, stews, graves sauces and ethnic Malaysian & Thai cuisine.
  • Indian dishes like vindallo, sambar, rasam, curry, puliogare, panipuri, snacks, chutneys and sauces.
  • As a flavoring ingredients in alcoholic and non-alcoholic (hot and cold) beverages – iced tea.
  • Confectioneries, candies and pastries.
  • Pharmaceutical, Oral Hygiene Products and Cough Syrup.
  • As a marinade in Food Processing.
  • As a substitute for vinegar and tartaric acid. Used in confectioneries, candies and pastries.
  • Fish, Meat & Seafood Preservation. Instant Soft Drink Syrup/Powder.
  • As a taste enhancer for any food or beverage.
  • Curing chewing, pipe & cigarette tobaccos etc.
  • Dairy Products – Yoghurt & other flavored Milk Products.
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Some of The Amazing Benefits of Tamarind (Imli) For Skin, Hair, And Health

Some of the best benefits of tamarind include weight loss, protection against cancer, and improved digestive health. Packed with assorted vitamins, such as Vitamin C; antioxidants, including carotene; and minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, this mushy fruit is a storehouse of nutrients.

Skin Benefits

  • Lightens Skin
  • Natural Skin Exfoliating Agent
  • Natural Remedy For Cellulite
  • Natural Skin Moisturizing And Toning Properties
  • Natural Anti-Aging Agent
  • Removes Dark Rings Around The Neck
  • Eliminates Pigmentation
  • Cures Acne

Hair Benefits

  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Helps Treat Oily And Greasy Scalp

Health Benefits

  • Works As An Antiseptic
  • Aids Weight Loss
  • Is Good During Pregnancy
  • Treats Bilious Disorders
  • Controls Cholesterol Levels
  • Treats Jaundice
  • Soothes Inflammation
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Treats Constipation
  • Works As A Cleansing Agent
  • Treats Piles
  • Blood Purification
  • Provides Cardiovascular Health
  • Cures Mouth Ulcers
  • Promotes Digestive Health
  • Aids Proper Blood Circulation
  • Improves Nerve Function
  • Helps Manage Diabetes
  • Boosts Immune System

How to Use the Benefits of Tamarind?

1. Lightens Your Skin

Prolonged exposure to the sun, as well as dust and pollution, takes a toll on our skin. Dull and dry skin, check. Tanning, check. Uneven complexion, check. Clogged pores, check. Name any skin problem, and it can be traced back to the sun. We can’t stop going out, but we can always take measures to lessen the impact. I’m talking about scarves, hats, and this easy-to-make skin lightening face pack.

You Will Need
  • a. 30 grams of tamarind concentrate
  • b. 150 grams hot water
  • c. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
What You Need To Do
  • a. Soak the tamarind concentrate in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • b. Add half teaspoon of turmeric powder to this.
  • c. Apply the paste evenly on cleansed skin and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • d. Wash off with tepid water to reveal fairer and more radiant skin.
  • e. This pack is ideal for oily skin and can be used up to 2 times a week.

Note: For a bleach-like effect, go for a tamarind-lemon pack. Mix one teaspoon of tamarind concentrate with one teaspoon each of lemon and honey. Apply this mixture to your face and wash it off after 15 minutes for visibly lighter skin.


Tamarind Benefits for Hair

We all envy those models in the hair product commercials for their long and lustrous hair, don’t we? While I wouldn't recommend you trust those ads, you can always trust natural and homemade products. Read on to know how you can use tamarind for your hair:

1. Prevents Hair Loss

Tamarind is known to strengthen your hair and prevent hair loss. Use this pack and test it for yourself. You Will Need
  • a. 15 grams tamarind concentrate
What You Need To Do
  • a. Take 15 grams of Tamarind Concentrate, add 100ml of warm water to it and massage it all over your scalp and hair.
  • b. Dip a towel in warm water and squeeze out the extra water.
  • c. Use this hot towel to cover your hair and scalp. Leave it on for half an hour.
  • d. Rinse off thoroughly with a good shampoo, and follow it up with a conditioner.
  • e. This can be repeated twice a week to prevent hair loss.

Health Benefits of Tamarind

Apart from being an elixir for your hair and skin, tamarind can also be quite effective in treating a number of health issues. Let’s find out what are tamarind health benefits here:

1. Works as an Antiseptic

Cuts, bruises, burn – these are the staple if you are a kitchen klutz like me. That is why my mom likes to stock up on a few kitchen ingredients, apart from regular Burnols, to be ready for any future mishap.

Tamarind is one of her trusted antiseptic solutions.

This tart fruit is known to have medicinal properties that heal wounds and prevent infections from spreading in the body. It has strong antimicrobial properties due to the presence of tannins, terpenoids, and citric acids (3).

2. Aids Weight Loss

Tamarind can help you lose a few pounds.

Don’t believe me? Well, here’s good news for you.

Tamarind contains a unique compound, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is connected to weight loss (4). This compound helps inhibit an enzyme in our system that aids the storage of fat. Additionally, having tamarind suppresses your appetite for a longer period, specifically by increasing the secretion of serotonin (a neurotransmitter).

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