Tamarind Kernel Powder is derived from the plant TamarindusIndica which is an evergreen tree.
The cotyledon or kernel in tamarind seeds is considered as a waste. However, the kernel contains starch and gum which is processed to make into a powdered form. Tamarind Kernel powder has excellent water absorption property and high viscosity. It is applied as thickening agent in the sizing process of textile industry and printing industry. It is also applied in pharmaceutical industry for binding purpose.
Various grades are delegated to tamarind seeds, following which these are methodically grounded to powder to ensure the nutrition in it. These are then roasted and decorticated. The kernels of the seeds are separated by color sorter to obtain rich tamarind kernel powder.
Tamarind pulp is one of the souring agents in Indian curries. It’s sugar and acid content makes it ideal for curries, sauces, syrups and other food beverages.
Tamarind seeds consist of
The white kernel obtained from tamarind seeds are utilized for producing Tamarind Kernel Powder. It’s rich in protein, carbohydrates, fibres and oils.
Applications of Tamarind Kernel Powder
Due to its rich content of carbohydrates and protein, Tamarind Kernel Powder is also used in producing adhesives. It’s majorly used in the food processing industry and applied largely in ketchup, ice creams, sauces, sherbet, baked food, pet food, meat product and instant noodles.