Tamarind is known for its tangy taste and is used in food items to bring a sour and spicy taste to the food. It has a very peculiar taste to it that is exclusive to this spice. Along with the taste, it also boosts the flavor of the food and adds to the aroma also. It is used across the globe to make sauces, chutneys and a lot of other food products, in a paste form, powder form or even in its raw form. Apart from enhancing the taste of the food, it also adds various health benefits to the food, some of which are:
- Helps in weight loss: If you are planning on reducing weight, introducing tamarind in your food would be a good idea as it is rich in fiber and has no calories. It also has an acid that reduces your appetite. This makes the spice fit for helping you lose weight.
- Prevents Peptic ulcers: Peptic ulcers are ulcers or sores in the inner lining of the stomach or the small intestines. They can be extremely painful and can even cause indigestion in the body. A compound present in tamarind prevents these ulcers from arising in the first place.
- Helps in curing diabetes: Diabetes injures a person’s pancreas as it is the organ that secrets insulin, lack of which causes diabetes. Having tamarind can reverse the damage caused to the pancreatic tissue by diabetes and this can help cure diabetes. Tamarind also helps in maintaining a stable blood sugar level.
- Helps in digestion: Tamarind has been used as a laxative from ancient times and it helps in increasing the digestion process.
A way to avail all the above mentioned advantages is to use Bebe’s All Natural Tamarind Chutney.
Source : Healthline