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Tamarind Tamarindus indica Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Tamarind 
Scientific Name(s): Tamarindus indica 
Common Name(s): Indian tamarind, kilytree, tamarin, tamarind, tamarinda, tamarinde, tamarindeiro, tamarindenbaum, tamarindier, tamarindo, tamarindo-do-egito, tamarinier, tamarino, tâmara-da-Índia 
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  • 2 to 6 inches
  • Flattened pod containing three to four seeds
  • Brown, fibrous, very tart pulp
  • Tropical
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