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Tamarind Juice

is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species. The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit which is used extensively in cuisines around the world. Other uses include traditional medicine and metal polish.

Prep
Cook
Serves 4people
Ingredients
2
cups tamarind pulp
2
quarts boiling water
2
tablespoons sugar (to taste)
honey (optional)
2
tablespoons lime juice (to taste) (optional)
Directions
1.
In a teakettle bring water to a boil.
2.
Place the tamarind pulp in a heatproof mixing bowl or baking dish.
3.
Add lime juice if using it.
4.
Pour boiling water over the tamarind.
5.
Stir in sugar and/or honey.
6.
Cover and allow to stand several hours or overnight.
7.
Strain the tamarind water through a strainer or clean cloth.
8.
Dilute with more water and add more sugar or honey to taste.
9.
Refrigerate and serve over ice.
10.
As variations, a few spoonfuls of cinnamon, vanilla, or grated ginger may be combined with the tamarind pulp before the water is added. Enjoy!

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