India, Indians and the Mango….

India, Indians and the Mango…. The title isn’t  from a movie. But  one surely would be a huge hit if it were ever to be made, simply because of the association our country has with the fruit.  History yields some very interesting facts about this celebrated fruit. The earliest name given to the mango was Amra-Phal. It is also referred to in early Vedic literature as Rasala and Sahakara, and is written about in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad and the Puranas, which condemn the felling of mango trees. On reaching South India, the name translated to Aam-Kaay in Tamil, which gradually became Maamkaay due to differences in pronunciation. The Malayali people further changed this to Maanga. The Portuguese were fascinated by the fruit on their arrival in Kerala and introduced it to the world as “Mango”.

So now you understand why the fruit is a matter of national and regional pride, National when comparisons are made especially with the Anwar Ratol (PAKISTAN) or for that matter any other variety around the world  and regional whenever there is a dinner table debate.

Here are our Top five picks from a dynasty of royals each deserving of the title and their devotees.


SeasonMay to June

I avoid clichés. They get old. But to be hailed  as the “King” of all mangoes is no mean feat simply because there are 3000 varieties found in this country alone.  Also one of the most expensive varieties of mango, Alphonso is grown primarily in the state of  Maharashtra in the Ratnagiri, Raigad and Sindhudurg districts.


Queen Kesar:

Season April End  to Early July

The neighbors have their “Queen” to fight for.  Exactly what I meant when I referred to the regional contention for the crown. Grown in and around Ahmedabad, Gujarat, these are used primarily to make aamras in Gujarat (Maharashtrians prefer theirs made with Hapus). The skin is greener than most other mangoes, the aroma is its most distinguishing feature, the colour of the pulp resembling saffron, the spice it is named after.

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SeasonJune to July

We even have a Nawab in our ranks. Arguably one of the oldest mango varieties in the country, Dussehri traces its roots back to the Nawab of Lucknow’s gardens in the 18th century. Today, they come from the Malihabad belt, 30 km from Lucknow.

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SeasonJune to July

Probably the most popular mango variety for mango pulp production and as an ingredient for many mass-produced mango products in India. These mangoes are the easiest to identify, due to the shape  with the tip looking like a parrot’s beak. Found primarily in southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.  It is vastly popular in the western states including Maharashtra and can be referred to by its various other names – Bangalora,  Sandersha, Kallamai, Kili Mooku, Collector, Mukku, Gilli and Thevadiyamuthi.



Season – May

Himsagar Mangoes are a specialty of West Bengal and Orissa. It deserves to be amongst the top five mangoes in India and who can argue when Bengali’s swear by their Himsagar mangoes. We all know how well they know their sweets so  it’s only wise to sit up and take notice. Fiber-less and fleshy, these yellow mangoes are great in milkshakes too. The season lasts all of four weeks so don’t wait too long.


Top 20 Fruits and Vegetables Sold in the U.S.

These charts provide an overview of the most popular fruits and vegetables purchased in 2019, based on the percentage of primary shoppers buying in the U.S.

Notably in fruit, avocados moved up three places to No. 8. Mango, which was new to the list in 2018, moved up three places last year to No. 16. Nectarines were back on the list at No. 20.

In vegetables, broccoli moved up two spots in 2019 to No. 5, and cabbage moved up five places to No. 14. 

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Fruits and Vegetables – Optimal Storage Conditions


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Fruits and Vegetables – Optimal Storage Conditions

1) Top icing the products may be very effective keeping the temperature low and the product surface close to 100% humidity.

2) Spraying with water may be effective by keeping the temperature low (evaporative cooling) and the surface 100% humid.

3) Products sensitive to ethylene should not be stored together with products producing ethylene. Exposure to ethylene may soften the flesh, adding bitter taste to the product or/and accelerate ripening.

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10 Things to Keep in Mind While Exporting Agricultural Products to Europe


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10 Things to Keep in Mind While Exporting Agricultural Products to Europe

There are certain things that should be considered when you decide to export agricultural products to Europe. The import of agricultural products to Europe is quite limited due to the temperature and climatic conditions there, which is not favorable to agricultural products. Few of the major imported agriculture products to Europe are Cocoa, tea, spices, soya-bean products, cotton, off-season fruits, vegetables, and coffee. Thus, the European Union gives huge credit to the farming sectors that are involved in agricultural trade with Europe from all over the world.

Considering the financial strength and deficit of arable land in Europe, agricultural trade with Europe is a golden opportunity for many developing countries. In the data published by Eurostat in 2017, the total value of agriculture products imports and exports between the world and Europe was 275 billion euros.

However, there are few things to speculate while exporting agricultural products to Europe, mentioned below.

## 1. Common Agricultural Products Exported to Europe

European agricultural production includes products such as vegetables, grains, fruits, and sugar. A major part of the agricultural products is exported to Europe, which includes dairy products, poultry, fruit, vegetables, and olive. In the data published by Eurostat in 2017, the total value of agriculture products imports and exports between the world and Europe was 275 billion euros.

## 2. Quality

The first thing that you should keep in mind is the quality of agriculture products due to the consciousness of the people regarding their healthy eating habits. In 2017, the Vegetables were a major part of agriculture imports to Europe, which was around 48 percent. Foodstuffs and animal agricultural imports were 32 percent and 20 percent respectively. EU food law requires that the competent authority of the exporting country offers guarantees as to the compliance or equivalence with EU requirements for the food of animal origin.

The authorities are present to make sure that the third countries should maintain the operational criteria put forward by the European Union, especially Regulation number 882/2004.

## 3. Importance of Logo

You should keep in mind that the organic agricultural products you want to export to Europe should be produced along with a certified logo. It can be made clear from the fact that people of Europe buy 95 percent of the organic products that have an organic farming logo.

## 4. Demand in different regions

The places where the consumption of vegetables and agricultural products is more should be targeted, when exporting to Europe. According to FAO data, the vegetable supply is quite high in Southern Europe as compared to Northern Europe. In Northern Europe, the average supply is 195 g per person per day, which is 71 kg per person per year. However, in southern Europe, there is an average supply of 756 g per person per day. The place is to be researched before beginning with the exporting process as the WHO estimates that in more than half of the countries of the European Region, the consumption of fruit and vegetables is lower than 400 grams per day, and in one-third of the countries of the European region, the consumption is less than 300 grams per day.

## 5. Rules and Regulations

The European health certification and Accreditation Requirements are critical to the success of your export business. Regulation (EC) 178/2002 (General Food Law) is the regulation which sets out the general principles and requirements of European Union food law Health certifications are necessary for the import of agriculture products. Additionally, the quality certificates are also as necessary for marketing the products under a specific label. The establishment of EU rules and standards in the food and the agriculture sector has been happening in Europe for a long period of time. However, in January 2002, changed the scenario and the publication of a general food law took place in which general principles of EU food and agriculture law were established.

## 6. Importance of Research

Before exporting, thorough research is necessary about the customer preferences in regards to agriculture products. The most exported items include foodstuff, beverages, and spirits together estimating around 39 % of the products, which has a value of around 31 billion euros. Products registered under chapter 23 estimate around 23 % of foodstuff imports, which has a value of 10 billion euros.

## 7. Competition in the Market

The competitiveness of the target market is a vital factor to be considered when you think about exporting your product. More than 500 million consumers and 21 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can provide opportunities to grow and establish you in the competitive market. 16% of the world’s imports and exports are shared by the members of the European Union.

## 8. Study of Models related to the export of agriculture products

The model proposed by the International Plant Protection Convention should be studied thoroughly and followed while exporting the agricultural products to Europe. European Union has only one model certificate for exports and one model certificate for re-exports of plant products in accordance with international regulations laid out by the IPPC.

## 9. Packaging Policies

The packaging and production laws proposed by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) should also be kept into consideration, otherwise, the EU health certificate will not be granted to the product, and it might get banned from the European market. The method to obtain an EU Health Certificate requires the manufacturers to provide their final production and packing facility registered on the FDA Dairy Plant Reference List of EU approved facilities. There are certain certificates such as dairy EU storage, EU raw milk product health, and dairy EU transit.

## 10. MRLs

The European Union has established maximum residue levels (MRLs) in order to prevent the risk possessed by pesticides on food products. In case any product contains more pesticides than the mentioned number, then that product will be banned from the European market. It should be kept in mind that European buyers are strict in this aspect and they need information about the pesticides so that health standards can be maintained. 33 to 70 per cent of the supermarket chains ask for legal MRLs from the exporters.

## What does this mean?

While Exporting Agricultural Products to Europe, it becomes vital to look at the different rules and regulations set up by the European Union regarding agricultural products consumed in Europe. The market analysis and market trends of Europe should also be kept in mind along with the demand and taste of the European people.

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Mango Harvesting In Konkan, India


Mango Harvesting In Konkan, India

In western India (In Konkan like Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg District), mango puts forth three growth flushes, the first are in the early spring (February-March), the second during March-April and the third in the beginning of winter (October-November). 

In Bihar, the first growth noticed in early spring, the second in April-May and the third in July-August. 

In UP, only two flushes are produced, in March-April and July-August. 

In Punjab, as many as five flushes are produced from April-August. April and Mayflushes being found most heavy. 

In South India, mango usually gives two growth flushes, one in February-June and the other in October-November. 

In mango about 8-10 months old shoots under certain conditions cease to grow at least 4 months prior to blossoming. These shoots are capable of producing flower buds. Other shoots, which appear in subsequent flushes during late monsoon, do not come to flowering. These shoots flower during the next season after accumulating sufficient metabolites necessary for fruit-bud differentiation. Thus the fruits will be ready for harvest in April-May from a plant flowered during October-November. The major harvesting seasons in different states are: 

The mango fruits should be harvested at green mature stage. In case of Alphonso mangoes the fruit is considered to be mature when the shoulder outgrow the stem and the external colour becomes light green with a yellowish red blush. The harvest maturity in Dashehari and Langra cultivars reaches 12 weeks after fruit set, while in Chausa and Mallika it takes about 15 weeks. The best way to observe maturity in mango is the colour of the pulp, which turns cream to light yellow on the maturity and hardening of stone.  

Mangoes are generally harvested at physiologically mature stage and ripened for optimum quality. Fruits are hand picked or plucked with a harvester. 

During harvesting, the latex trickles down the fruit surface from the point of detachment imparting a shabby appearance to it upon storage. Therefore the fruits should be harvested with a 10-20cm stem attached to it. 

For efficient harvesting of mangoes, a simple, low cost and portable mango harvesting device has been designed and developed at the Central Institute for subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow. 

Mango fruits are taken into the pouch and held between the divider and knife and as the device is pulled, the blade cuts the stalk. The fruits are then conveyed through a nylon chute to collecting boxes without bringing down the device every time. This saves time and protects fruits from mechanical damage due to impact. It also protects the operator’s hand from the sap, which oozes out from the point of detachment. On average, a man can harvest about 800 to 1000 fruits per hour with the help of this device, depending on the skill of the worker, fruiting and height of the tree. It consumes 50 percent less energy as compared to local methods. Harvested mangoes should be placed in field containers of not more than 25 kg capacity for movement to the packing shed. The fruit should be kept in the shade and handled carefully at all times after harvest. 

  • Trade

The Alphonso is prized in domestic and international markets for its taste, fragrance and vibrant color. It is exported to various countries, including Japan, Korea and Europe. 

  • Import Bans

An import ban imposed in 1989 by the United States on Indian mangoes, including the Alphonso, was lifted only in April 2007. However, the mangoes needed to be treated before entering the country in order to stop the introduction of non-native fruit flies, destructive fungi, and other pests that could harm American agriculture. The European Union imposed a ban beginning in April 2014 on import of mangoes after finding “non-European fruit flies” in some consignments, creating a significant threat to UK salad crops. The Indian government had described this decision as arbitrary and businesses claimed they would suffer financial losses due to the ban.

In January 2015, the European Commission lifted the ban following significant improvements in the Indian mango export system.

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Importance of Country Codes and World Port Codes For Import-Export Business


Importance of Country Codes and World Port Codes For Import-Export Business

Due to digitalization, businesses are getting more and more opportunities every day, not just in India but all across the world. Enterprises have started providing goods to their end customers quickly and faster. Not only that but also many businesses are going international and competing on a global scale.

Speaking of which, if companies start operating internationally, then it is evident that entrepreneurs have to have an international strategy with proper knowledge of the import export business. They need to begin collecting specific data for better understanding and take essential decisions while doing international business.

But the major concern is how to find such kind of import-export data? Well, you can get the help of an import-export data service provider that provides international trade data services and trading business data. Other than that, you need to start researching other details regarding your import export business to take it to the next level.

Furthermore, suppose you already have stepped into international trade and have the HS code. In that case, you should have the proper knowledge of country codes and world port codes to make relationships with international importers and exporters. But many a time, people aren’t sure about country codes and world port codes, and it becomes tough for them to find the information.

So, it’s better to understand what they are and why they are so much important. If you think that you need a better understanding of what country codes and world port codes are, you are on the right article! We will let you know what country code & world port code are and why it is essential to know them.

Let’s understand by taking suitable examples.

Country codes:

What country code is it?

  • With the help of country codes, you can easily find out the information about a shipment and its country.

Why is country code important in import export business?

For example:

  • If you would like to check India’s best imports back in 2018-2019, you need to know India’s country code. Having the country code in handy can help you get the information you may need for your import export business.

To be specific, for India- It is IN or IND. Make sure you know at least 3-digit equivalent numeric codes.

For Hong Kong, it is HK or HKG.

We hope you are pretty much clear about the country codes.

Now, let’s move on to World port codes.

World port codes:

What are World port codes?

  • After knowing HS code and country codes, it is essential to understand the world port code. Using the world port code, you can check the total shipment of a specific picky port sensibly.

Now, you might be wondering how you can check it. No worries, let’s understand this too by taking the example.

Why are World port codes important in the import export business?

  • If you wish to check Car-Nicobar’s total shipment, then you need to write down the code in the web portal within a specific space provided by the import-export data provider or trainer. Doing so with the proper knowledge will get you the right information easily and faster.

For better understanding, let’s check how the world port code looks like and what other details you may require for getting the information you are looking for.

Port code: INTMX6

Country name: India

Country state: Andhra Pradesh


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Indian Basmati and Non-Basmati Rice Brands


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Indian Basmati and Non-Basmati Rice Brands

# India is the largest in rice exporting countries in the world 

# India is one of the top rice producer countries.

#  Rice Cultivation &  Harvesting:  Different methods based on the type of region. Traditional methods are used.

#  Main regions of India:  Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttarakhand etc. 

# India rice exports to the world : Worth USD 7076 million during 2017 &  540 billion rupees in fiscal year 2019 

India is mainly exporting rice into two categories such as Basmati Rice and Non-Basmati Rice. According to APEDA, India cereals exports recorded USD 6074 million during 2016-17. Rice occupies the major share in India’s total cereals export with 93% during the same period. 

Under Basmati rice category: Sella Rice, Steamed Rice, Brown Rice, Pusa Rice and Parboiled Rice are the different types of rice that are exported.  

Under Non-Basmati Rice category: Parboiled Rice, Broken Rice, Sella Rice, Swarna Rice and Sona Masoori Rice are the types that are exported. 

Exports Details:

HS Code/Heading Code: 1006

Name & Description:  Indian Golden Sella Basmati Rice.

Packing: Sortex Sorted Packed In 1kg Poly Pouch*12 = 12 KGS, Total 150 Cartons 

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Overcoming Negative thoughts in your export business


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Overcoming Negative thoughts in your export business

Complex ?

Some of you may think that an export business is too complicated and something which comes with many formalities. Although there are some extra formalities than a regular domestic business,  In fact an export business is easy to handle once you are familiarized with the said formalities and processed a few orders in the trade. Compared to the benefits which you are going to enjoy, you can call these formalities as a mere learning curve which is a part of any new business.

High Risk ?

“Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risks” – Bill Gates, any business carries risks, Overcoming hindrances is a way to succeed at anything in life and business is no different. You may think that you are not seeing the buyer physically or you can not assess the credit worthiness or financial background of buyer. Your product is moved to very far place and risks of damage in transit, loss, pilferage etc. can be occurred. However risk mitigation using various channels can be employed, Try to understand the layers of security you can provide your export consignments.

Impossible to Compete ?

‘Any business is small at beginning’.

Just remember this slogan. 

“Say No to Negative Thinking”

This is the universal truth. So who ever became giants in exports were small at the beginning of their business. You can also achieve your goal. I will say, ‘setting a small goal is a crime’. If you systematically do business, you can achieve your goal.


As we have already mentioned above, all beginnings are small. There are many many export opportunities to start with low investments, including service exports. Have a good vision, a good plan, have a desire with drive to achieve – than you can surely succeed

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Top 7 Exported Products of India to Start Export Business


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Top 7 Exported Products of India to Start Export Business

According to a recent economic survey for top exported products of India, Petroleum products contribute almost 14 per cent of the overall exports of the country i. e. around the US $ 46.54 billion. The top exports of the country account for almost 3-5th, i.e. 60.2 % of global shipment value.

The largest export destinations in the current financial year are – United States of America (USA), China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). India had shipped almost US $ 322.8 billion worth of goods in the previous year.

The latest available country-specific data shows that importers in the below-mentioned countries bought almost 54.8% of products that are being top exported products of India.

  1. United States (16.8% of the global total)
  2. United Arab Emirates (9.2%)
  3. China (5.3%)
  4. Hong Kong (3.5%)
  5. Singapore (3.3%)
  6. United Kingdom (2.7%)
  7. Netherlands (2.7%)
  8. Germany (2.7%)
  9. Bangladesh (2.6%)
  10. Nepal (2.2%)
  11. Belgium (2%) and
  12. Malaysia (1.9%)

The below chart shows the percentage share – (% shows total export)

No.Product nameAmount (in dollars)Percentage
1Mineral fuels44.1 billion13.7 %
2Gems, precious metals36.7 billion11.4 %
3Machinery, computers21.2 billion6.6 %
4Organic chemicals18.3 billion5.7 %
5Vehicles17.2 billion5.3 %
6Pharmaceuticals16.1 billion5 %
7Electrical machinery and equipment14.7 billion4.5 %
8Steel & Iron9.7 billion3 %
9Clothing & Accessories8.6 billion2.7 %
10Crochet & Knit clothing7.9 billion2.5 %

The Indian government is aiming to build a new India and become a 10 trillion $ economy and increase India’s in the export world.

Below are 7 of the top exported products of India.

1. Refined petroleum

Among the top exported products of India, the petroleum industry of India is a major source of income from the export market. Our major export countries are – the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.

2. Precious stones and Gems

India is amongst the leading countries in the case of producing, consuming, and exporting jewelry and gems. Top countries that import from India are – China, the United States of America, UAE, Latin America, Hong Kong, Russia, and Singapore.

3. Mineral fuels

Our country processes almost 87 different types of minerals which can be bifurcated as 40 types of fuel minerals, 47 kinds of non- metals, 10 metallic minerals, and 26 others. The key export mineral is Iron ore.

4. Cars

Indian automotive industry is growing very strongly, and thus it attracts national and international markets.

5. Mechanical equipment

India is the largest manufacturer of mechanical appliances. Indian mechanical industry is currently producing self- propelled harvesters and tractor – driven harvesters in huge quantity. Countries like Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America are amongst the top importers.

6. Organic Chemicals

Top exporters of inorganic, agrochemicals, and organic chemicals are – USA, Indonesia, China, Brazil, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy, Netherlands, and France.

7. Pharmaceutical products

The country ranks 3rd in size and 14th in value in the pharmacy industry. We export to almost 200 countries in the world.

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4 Cost-Saving Tips You Can Apply to Save When You Go Global


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4 Cost-Saving Tips You Can Apply to Save When You Go Global

Taking a business across global borders already seems like a challenge for any company. For a smaller one, with less than 20 employees, it’s even more challenging. To help take the leap, most businesses outsource a mass of the work by recruiting vendors for multiple services.

For an SME, the market penetration costs can quickly sum up and become so unbelievable that the business rather decides to drop their plans to go global after all. This need not be the case.

  1. Cost: Extensive Market-Research

In most events, small businesses simply don’t have the funds. What they have can easily go into the tens of thousands of rupees, to carry out an extensive market study to arrive at a more confident judgment. As a result, many small businesses either don’t internationalize, or they put this essential aspect aside, thereby risking loss.

Cost-Saving Tip: Try real-time learning

Primary market research resources can be obtained online for free. For more thorough information, most companies find that the best way to obtain insights is to get into the field for the authentic experience. But if that appears too risky, there is a simple, momentary alternative: open a virtual office. Get a domestic phone number, business address, and consider appointing someone briefly who can communicate in the local language.

The localization perspective will help start talks with your potential customers.

Opening customer reactions can contribute crucial insights about your potential market. Take a few months’ time to study the customers in your new target market.

If you realize that this market is not a good option, for whatever cause, simply drop your virtual office contract and try a different market.

  1. Cost: Internationalization Advisers

Indeed, they have a profound understanding of the domestic culture and markets, maybe speak the language and have domestic connections. However, advisers are expensive. Particularly if a business’ internationalization takes months and years.

Cost-Saving Tip: Be smart about advisers

There are loads of free websites that will give you a customary understanding of the domestic culture, chief regulations and market dynamics. Also, use your governments’ free-of-cost available or economical export consulting service.

Only recruit a private adviser if you need contacts or are incapable to find answers anywhere else.

  1. Cost: Lawyers

It’s a general belief that one needs a lawyer to organize a business. When doing so across borders, many of them use their lawyer’s location as a business location. Just like advisers, lawyers are expensive, particularly if you’re also using their location.

Cost-Saving Tip: Use creative digital services

More and more businesses are emerging that offer legal, digital organization incorporation services that can get the job done just in a matter of the day, and for a very moderate price. If you’re in need of a correspondence address in your new market, rent virtual office services to create an official business location.

  1. Cost: Translators

When growing into a new country using another language, a small business is in for a huge expense surprise. Proper translations are necessary, and beneficial translators can have very high charges. Companies needing them for every email are clearly unaffordable.

Cost-Saving Tip: Hire a native

Appoint a native worker, or close-to-native, to the country you’re growing to. Even if just on a momentary basis, a native will be able to manage all your translations and provide you in-depth learning about the domestic culture.

Eventually, each company’s internationalization is different; each company must perform a cost-benefit analysis and determine where to apply a cost-saving tip and where to make the investment. Possibly you’re having a hard time understanding the foreign bureaucracy, or authentic market research turns out to be too time-exhausting. The most significant thing is to know that there are options if you’re smart enough to think beyond the conventional way of internationalizing.

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Fresh Tamarind? A Tropical Fruit With Health Benefits.


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Fresh Tamarind? A Tropical Fruit With Health Benefits.

Tamarind is a type of tropical fruit.

It’s used in many dishes around the world, and may even have medicinal properties.

This article tells you everything you need to know about tamarind, including what it is, how it benefits health and how to use it.

What Is Tamarind?

Tamarind is a hardwood tree known scientifically as Tamarindus indica.

It’s native to Africa but also grows in India, Pakistan and many other tropical regions.

The tree produces bean-like pods filled with seeds surrounded by a fibrous pulp.

The pulp of the young fruit is green and sour. As it ripens, the juicy pulp becomes paste-like and more sweet-sour.

Interestingly, tamarind is sometimes referred to as the “date of India.” 

How Is It Used?

This fruit has many uses. It’s used for cooking, health and household purposes.

Cooking Uses

Tamarind pulp is widely used for cooking in South and Southeast Asia, Mexico, the Middle East and the Caribbean. The seeds and leaves are also edible.

It is used in sauces, marinades, chutneys, drinks and desserts. It’s also one of the ingredients of Worcestershire sauce.

Medicinal Uses

Tamarind has played an important role in traditional medicine.

In beverage form, it was commonly used to treat diarrhea, constipation, fever and peptic ulcers. The bark and leaves were also used to promote wound healing.

Modern researchers are now studying this plant for potential medicinal uses.

The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

The seed extract may also help lower blood sugar, while the pulp extract may help you lose body weight and reverse fatty liver disease (1).

Home Uses

Tamarind pulp can also be used as a metal polish. It contains tartaric acid, which helps remove tarnish from copper and bronze.

It Is High in Nutrients

Tamarind is high in many nutrients. A single cup (120 grams) of the pulp contains (2):

  • Magnesium: 28% of the RDI.
  • Potassium: 22% of the RDI.
  • Iron: 19% of the RDI.
  • Calcium: 9% of the RDI.
  • Phosphorus: 14% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 34% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 11% of the RDI.
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): 12% of the RDI.
  • Trace amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), copper and selenium.

It also contains 6 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 1 gram of fat. This comes with a total of 287 calories, almost all of which are from sugar.

In fact, a single cup of tamarind contains 69 grams of carbs in the form of sugar, which is equivalent to 17.5 teaspoons of sugar.

Despite its sugar content, tamarind pulp is considered a fruit, not an added sugar — the kind that’s linked to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (3Trusted Source).

However, tamarind is pretty high in calories compared to many other fruit, which may be a problem for people who are trying to control calorie intake.

It also contains polyphenols, which are naturally occurring plant compounds that have health benefits. Many of them act as antioxidants in the body (1).

Source: Wiki & https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/tamarind#section10 

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Questions to ask your export consultants in India.


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