Tamarind

Many have tasted the tamarind but few have heard of it. If you have ever used Worcestershire sauce then you have eaten the Tamarind, but it also has many other uses. The ripened fruit is used in jams, juices, ice cream, sorbets, and as a pickling agent. The Tamarind tree is also used as a ornamental in many landscapes, and the wood from the Tamarind tree is a bold red color and used in making furniture. The Tamarind fruit can be made into a paste that is a excellent metal polish.