Tamarind Fruit in Shell
Tamarind Fruit in Shell.
Ingredients: Sweet & Sour Tamarind Fruits.
Benefits of Tamarind:
- Tamarind provides energy and sugar along with essential nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C. It also contains iron, sodium, zinc, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, and vitamin A and K. There are also a number of organic compounds that make it a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
- Tamarind has long been considered a natural laxative and its dietary fiber content is a major reason for this property. Eating it as a fruit or as a spice can increase the efficiency of your digestive system, as the fiber can bulk up your stool, making it move through the smooth muscles of the intestinal tract easily. It is also a bilious substance, meaning that it stimulates the activity of bile, which can help dissolve food faster, and the fiber stimulates gastric juices to speed up digestion.
- The fiber content in tamarind certainly has something to do with the reduction in cholesterol, since it is known to scrap excess LDL cholesterol from the veins and arteries. The potassium in tamarind may be responsible for a reduction in blood pressure since it is known as a vasodilator that reduces the stress on the cardiovascular system.
- Tamarind is a very good source of iron and a single serving can provide more than 10% of your daily requirement. A healthy supply of iron in the body guarantees proper red blood cell count in the body, which can ensure appropriate oxygenation of different muscles and organs to function properly.
- Along with its ability to stop weight gain, it also inhibits the enzyme alpha-amylase, which mainly stops carbohydrates from being absorbed. A carbohydrate-heavy diet can increase the chances of uncontrolled glucose and insulin levels, which is the biggest problem for people suffering from diabetes. Tamarind can help to monitor and control these fluctuations.
|Calories from Fat||5.0|
|Total Fat||0.6 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0.3 g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrates||62.5 g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber||5.1 g||20%|
|Vitamin A1%||Vitamin C||6%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.