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Tamarind paste

Other names: tamarind pulp, sour soup base (Thai)

Tamarind paste is the pulp that surrounds the seeds of the tamarind pod. Some uses for the pulp include making tamarind drinks such as agua de tamarindo or it is used in Thai cooking for making a traditional sour soup.
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Substitute for tamarind paste

For 1 tablespoon paste substitute 1 1/2 tablespoon amchur powder, 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice powder or 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#9322)
Serving Size
1 cup, pulp (120 grams)
Calories
287
Total Fat
1g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
34mg
Potassium
754mg
Total Carbohydrates
75g
  Dietary Fiber
6g
  Sugars
69g
Protein
3g

Ingredients

100% tamarind

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