Tamarind Hot ‘N’ Spicy
The tamarind is the fruit of a tall tree that grows in Asia and North Africa. Its pods are about five inches long and contain seeds and a pulp that become extremely sour when dried. The pulp of the fruit is the main portion of tamarind used in food production. When still slightly unripe, it has a very sharp, sour taste with a high level of acidity.
Sesame Seeds White
Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes. They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the wonderful Middle Eastern sweet call halvah.
Sesame Seeds Roasted
Raw sesame seeds are a pale white to off-white color. They do not have much flavor until you roast the sesame seeds. Roasting, some times referred to as toasting, causes the sesame seeds to release their natural oils resulting in a rich, nutty flavor.
Crunchy, sweet and delicious pine nuts are small edible seeds of pine tree. Pine kernels are indeed very good source of plant derived nutrients, essential minerals, vitamins and “heart friendly” mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help benefit in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.
A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing.”Golden raisins” (called “sultanas” outside the USA) are made from the sultana grape, treated with sulfur dioxide to maintain their golden color, and dried either on the vine or on special drying racks.
Coconut DC Fine
Desiccated coconut is coconut meat which has been shredded or flaked and then dried to remove as much moisture as possible. (more…)
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