What is Tamarind Paste?

Tamarind paste or tamarind concentrate is made from the pulp of the tamarind fruit. The fruit grows in tropical areas and beaches in large trees. The fruit grows similar to a pea pod. Each seed in the pod is wrapped in a tangy and flavorful pulp. This pulp is extracted and diluted to be used in fruit juices, sweet sauces and desserts. One of tamarind paste’s most notable uses is in Pad Thai sauce.