Tamarind Tea - dryed fruits
Ingredients: 100% Tamarindus indica L. in dehydrated fruits.
SOURCE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS
The tamarind fruit contains important chemical compounds and benefits to our health such as minerals, vitamins and dietary fibre.
The fruit pulp is rich in non-starch polysaccharides and dietary fibre, such as hemicellulose, mucilage, pectin and tannins. 100g of tamarind pulp provides 5 or more than 13% of dietary fibre. Intake of dietary fibre in food increases the volume and bowel movements, thereby helping to prevent constipation, and eliminating "bad" cholesterol levels from the body. Fibre also binds to food toxins, helping to protect the mucous membrane of the colon from carcinogenic substances.
While the lemon is rich in citric acid, tamarind is rich in tartaric acid. Tartaric acid gives a bitter taste to food, but it is also a powerful antioxidant (antioxidant number E, E334) that helps protect the body from harmful free radicals.
The fruit contains many phytochemicals such as limonene, geraniol, safrole, cinnamic acid, methyl salicylate, pyrazine and alkylthiazoles. Together, these compounds represent the benefits and medicinal properties of the fruit.
HEALTH PREVENTION HELP
The tamarind fruit is a good source of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps in rate of cardiac control and blood pressure. Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells and acts as a co-factor of cytochrome oxidase enzymes.
In addition, the fruit is rich in many essential antioxidant vitamins, including thiamine, 36% of daily required levels, vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin.
Tamarind has a significant level of vitamin C as well as vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, manganese and dietary fibre. There are also a number of organic compounds that make the fruit a powerful antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent.