There are many cravings in the Raw Diet, especially for desserts, so why not discovering more and more natural Raw desserts? Today we are going to talk about Tamarind and you are going to find out why is it the best dessert in Raw Diet!
Tamarind looks like a peanut, but inside the shell is where the fruit is. It’s a soft, chewy sort of fruit surrounding multiple seeds.
The pulp of the young fruit is green and sour. As it ripens, the juicy pulp becomes paste-like and more sweet-sour.
The tamarind fruit is a nice blend of tart and tangy with a hint of sweetness. You can eat fresh tamarind by removing the shell and chewing the fruit off the seeds, just like with cherries!
Tamarind has several therapeutic properties. It serves as an excellent laxative and carminative.
It has potent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties as well.
Why is Tamarind the best dessert in Raw Diet?
Good for Digestion
The tamarind fruit is a natural laxative, given its dietary fibre content.
Eating it as a fruit or as a spice can increase the efficiency of your digestive system, as the insoluble fibre can bulk up your stool, making it move through the smooth muscles of the intestinal tract easily.
Perfect for Weight Loss
One of the unique compounds called trypsin inhibitors, found in tamarind, may help in reducing your hunger.
This protein can suppress the appetite by increasing the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Can Help Exfoliate And Lighten Your Skin
The pulp of tamarind fruit is used as a natural skin scrub since the olden days. It promotes smoother and lighter skin because of the presence of AHAs.
The AHAs in tamarind pulp include tartaric acid (8–23.8%), lactic acid (2%), citric acid, and malic acid.
Also, these AHAs, along with pectin and inverted sugar, hydrate and moisturize your skin.
May Boost Immunity
Antioxidants can make tamarind a wonderful way to boost your immunity, which can help to stave off microbial and fungal infections.
It may also reduce the occurrence of parasites in the body due to its antiseptic and antimicrobial effects.
Tamarind cand be linked to eliminating stomach worms in children in tropical areas where it is cultivated.