Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree indigenous to tropical Africa. It produces pod-like fruit, which contain an edible pulp that is used in cuisines around the world.
The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that contains an edible pulp used in cuisines around the world. Other uses of the pulp include traditional medicine and metal polish. The wood can be used for woodworking, and tamarind seed oil can be extracted from the seeds. Because of tamarind's many uses, it is cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical zones.