Tamarind comes from the Arabic for ‘Indian date,’ and was originally grown in tropical Africa. Today, tamarind is found in kitchens throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and Oceania, making it a truly global fruit. Its sweet and sour notes make for a refreshing agua de tamarindo, tart chigali lollipop and savory umami of Worcestershire Sauce. Tamarind finds its way into dishes all around the world from a souring agent commonly used in Indian curries and chutneys. Thai stir-fry uses tamarind enthusiastically. In the West Indies, where tamarind also grows, it is used frequently in fruit drinks. Here in the US, tamarind makes a great secret barbeque sauce and marinade ingredient.