What is Pulparindo?

Do you like candy with a collage of flavors that surprise your unexpecting tastebuds? Well, if so, then you might want to take a look at the Mexican Candy known as Pulparindo. This candy, produced by De La Rosa, is made from the Tamarind Fruit' pulp; sugar, salt, and chili peppers are used to flavor this concoction and give it a tart, sweet, salty, and spicy flare. Though, if you like a little extra kick, the Extra Picante variant is spicier.

The Tamarind Fruit

The Spanish (and Portuguese) colonists introduced the Tamarind Fruit, from the Leguminous Tree which is indigenous to Africa, to Mexico (and South America, to a lower degree) in the 1600s; and it became a huge part of the local cuisine afterward. Although it also found its way into multiple cuisines across the world; for example, many Thai and Indian recipes are known to call for Tamarind.

The fruit's edible pulp has a fleshy and juicy consistency, and it is known to be quite acidulous in nature. This brown, or reddish-brown, fruit is full of sugar, tartaric acid, B vitamins, and (even with as unusual as it might be for fruit) calcium. The Tamarind also found its way into Southeast Asia's folk medicine, where the fruit was applied (as a poultice) to the forehead of fever victims, and it possesses laxative effects because of the large amounts of potassium bitartrate, malic acid, and tartaric acid. Taking that into consideration, even while the candy's other ingredients might not yield bountiful health benefits, the fruity foundation is not necessarily condemnable; but that is not to say that Pulparindo is a sufficient source of nutrients.

De La Rosa' Product

The candy comes in a few different flavors: including mango, watermelon, tamarind fruit classic, etc. So, the product does not restrict its following to that of a majority or minority; though, there are not a vast amount of differences to mention. As for Nutritional Facts, the product does not have too much to speak about when it comes to healthy-inclinations. While it does have one to two percent iron in it, there are a whopping sixty calories per serving (about one piece); after all, we are talking about candy. Aside from that, there are around eleven grams of added sugar, two-hundred and ten grams of sodium, and thirteen carbohydrates in a serving. However, it does not have any fat in it; so, even persons with surgeries like the gall blatter removal can have some for a snack.

In the end, it is a rather simple product that has quite a following of lovers. Aside from the fruit, chili, and salt, it only contains corn syrup and sodium benzoate. The Mexican candy complies with the popular demand of spicy and sweet while adding in a pop saltiness that many people love, and these small pieces of chewy delight contain all those flavors wrapped up in it like Matryoshka doll. If that type of thing suits your fancy, then you can stroll right on down to your local Mexican shop or check out some of the ones we have on our site.

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