Talk:Tamarind

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Old discussions[edit]

Could this stub be developed into a full article? Surely there is more to tamarinds than that? What genus does it belong to, what flowers, what fruit, what wood? Dieter Simon 21:18 30 May 2003 (UTC)

More to Tamarind - yes, as a food - what is it's nutritional composition? 81.151.95.24 21:35, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

What do people in Africa call tamarind? How/do they eat it too?172.144.186.41 16:19, 23 May 2006 (UTC)HelenBach

This page seriously needs to be cleaned up. It is tacky to include how a tamarind is called in every tongue on Earth. The grammar is often incorrect and the sentence structure is a bit too simple at times. I feel like I'm reading the Simple English Wikipedia. Davidleeroth 19:24, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

This is ridiculous:

Most spices have been proven to be beneficial for human consumption. The supposed ban was for the packaging, not the food content. Even so it is questionable as to the validity of these claims. Could it be possibly Tamarind is a health food not welcomed by those who stand to make money off of sick individuals? Tamarind candy has been eaten by Mexicans for years and they seem to be a thriving people.

M414 04:34, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

I removed a piece of badly written info and irrelevant info about one particular consignment rejected by the FDA. Shyamal 06:33, 24 August 2006 (UTC)


Question[edit]

Why is tamarind sold (American supermarket) in bricks with the fruit pulp and the fibrous husks all crushed together?

My thought was that the bricks are boiled to extract the fruit, but wouldn’t make sense to do this commercially unless some of the medicinal properties are in the husks?

Surely the importers or growers must know.

I bought one just to experiment. Marerules 09:01, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

My family is Tamil, so we use tamarind (puli) a lot. We often use the bricks of dried tamarind pulp instead of the stuff straight from the shell or the paste. The bricks have seeds, the husk, pulp, and fiber, everything just mashed up to make them easier to use. It works in a similar way to the paste; no boiling is required. An amount of the dried stuff is soaked in warm water to extract tamarind juice, and when its completely extracted, you squeeze the remaining amount of water from the pulp and remove them from the extract. There you have it. The amount that you use depends on how sour you want the extract. Warm water optimizes the extraction. Hope this helps.htdmangoes1089 09:04, 2 July 2009

what use..[edit]

what use is the tamarind sauce addition with lamb shanks have to do with the artcle it should be in the food uses.--Spartan117009 23:19, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Amusingly, tamarind appeards to be a common base for "bad candy": [3]

Not a Maldive native[edit]

Flora of Maldives page staes quite clearly that it is for plants growing as natives. This species is not native to the Maldives. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ethel Aardvark (talkcontribs) 22:55 UTC, 13 June 2007.

Removal of the Trivia section[edit]

Someone removed the Trivia section, without telling us why. Have reverted this and reinstated the section. If you have a legitimate case for removing something you need to explain why you think it should be removed. Dieter Simon 01:21, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

I thought this was me at first, then saw the date. I had never seen this page before today, but the trivia section was flagged so I attempted to integrate. When making the change, I thought I was logged in. In response to Dieter Simon, Wikipedia provides guidelines that discourage the existence of trivia sections, especially in instances when they are particular inappropriate. Trivia under a page in the category of pop culture - say, a popular film - is more acceptable, to my thinking, than trivia under a page in the category of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, a more scientific and tangible topic. I integrated a legitimate piece of "trivia" - that the fruit is the iconic fruit of a city in the world - and essentially only removed a sentence that does not belong in this article anyway. That 'tamarindo' means cop in Mexico City belongs on a page of slang terms in Mexico, or a list of slang terms for police, etc. Not in an article on the fruit. For comparison, 'slab' is a slang term for auotmobile here in Houston (among other things) but this information is not relevant to the article "Automobile". Thus, if anyone reverts my edit, I will re-revert if they cannot argue the legitamacy of my change. I feel backed up by the Wikipedia guidelines and I believe any official WP ed might as well. GngstrMNKY (talk) 01:32, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Trivia means unimportant things. Readers should not be deprived of interesting related info shared by a user.teuqirbos 06:32, 1 April 2013 (UTC) 1 April 2013 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teuqirbos (talkcontribs)

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Edit warring[edit]

The anon that was edit warring at this page has been blocked for 24 hours. However, I would remind all editors, that when an article goes into dispute, it is a good idea to explain the controversy at the talkpage, rather than just battling it out in edit summaries. Thanks, Elonka 22:07, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Will do in the future. Visionholder (talk) 07:47, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

nutritional information[edit]

Could someone please add nutritional information to this article?

I just had some of those Thai tamarinds & they seemed *very* sweet indeed, so I suppose they have a lot of sugar. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.167.114.189 (talk) 23:34, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Why the cleanup tag?[edit]

I fail to see why this article has been recently tagged as 'requiring cleanup'. If no justifications arise in 2 weeks, I'll remove the tag. Then, of course, it's likely there will be objections. --AVM (talk) 21:58, 26 June 2009 (UTC)


I took the tag away. Now we'll see the objections.Openskye (talk) 21:29, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

"Drank" is not the past participle of "to drink"[edit]

"Drank" is not the past particple of "to drink", whatever dictionary.com say, "drunk" is. The sentence referred to "when drunk" is curtailed "when it is drunk", which is the correct p.p. All the dictionaries I have consulted, including Wiktionary say so. You have found the one non-standard usage dictionary.com have not detected. See [4] for one. Dieter Simon (talk) 00:31, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

The dimensions of a median-sized tamarind fruit[edit]

The article seems to lack this pertinent information. Warmest Regards, :)—thecurran Speak your mind my past 08:20, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

The pods vary greatly in size, from as small as 6 cm to larger than 15 cm. The inner soft edible part (which surrounds the seed) varies less in size, with the seed still in place, each one is usually about 2 cm across. But that is from my own experience in the West Indies; I do not have a source for that. Invertzoo (talk) 20:07, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Connection with "dates"[edit]

If Tamarind means "the date of the Hindustani's" then is there a connection with actual dates? Does anyone know? I always believed that Tamarind was made from dates until I read this article

No relation at all. The trees aren’t even in the same taxonomic order. Strebe (talk) 01:31, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
There are a few rather slight similarities: the edible part is soft and brown, delicious and at least partly sweet, and the tree grows wild in the right areas. Invertzoo (talk) 20:10, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

‘Native Tamarind in the Philippines’[edit]

Tamarind isn’t native to the Philippines. The word also shouldn’t be capitalized. There’s also no clear reason why the Philippines should be mentioned at all in that photo. I’m fixing this, in the absence of any theory for why the caption makes sense. Strebe (talk) 01:39, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Healthline[edit]

Healthline does not appear to satisfy MEDRS for [5]. Opinions? IRWolfie- (talk) 21:42, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

I agree, but I suggest the more helpful action here would have been to track down the original source. Strebe (talk) 05:33, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Really, the same goes for all the stuff you deleted from that section. I’ve been poking around, and it turns out you can find all of that stuff in reliable sources. Just deleting things really isn’t constructive. Strebe (talk) 08:49, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Links to german version of this article is missing. Are there more missing?[edit]

The german version of this article has no link to the english one, and vice versa. Why? Can someone please add those links, I don't know how to do it. And one should also look for other language-versions of the article that aren't linked yet.--Qexilber (talk) 07:04, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

They seem to be in the sidebar of the article, already. Maybe there was a temporary communication error or something. Are you talking about this talk page, or the article? —PC-XT+ 00:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)