"I foresee gifts of tamarinds in syrup tomorrow"
Tamarind tree with pods.
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeTamarind tree with pods. - Credit: Bruno Navez

The tamarind, or Indian date, bears rod-shaped fruit in hard pods. When the fleshy pulp of the fruit turns brown and the pod can easily be prised open, it is ready to eat.

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