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  tamarind (different varieties)

 

Thailand

Tamarind fruits are usually harvested at two stages, i.e. half ripe and fully ripe. At the half ripe stage the pulp is yellowish and has a more dense consistency, particularly in the case of sweet forms.

 

At the fully ripe stage the pulp shrinks, due to loss of moisture, and changes to reddish-brown and becomes sticky.

 

  tamarind (different varieties)

 

  tamarind (different varieties)

 

At this stage, the sticky fruit sits very lose in the peel, around shiny brown seeds, and is held together by inedible fibres.