Tamarind is a leguminous tree bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species. The tamarind tree produces brown, pod-like fruits that contain a sweet, tangy pulp, which is used in cuisines around the world.
Wet Tamarind is the dark brown flesh of ripe sour tamarind removed from the pods, compressed into compact blocks. Unlike the regular tamarind which is dried and need to be soaked in water before adding to the dishes, the wet tamarind retains its juice and can be added directly into the dish.