In the 16th century, it was heavily introduced to Mexico, and to a lesser degree to South America, by Spanish and Portuguese colonists, to the degree that it became a staple ingredient in the region's cuisine.
Today, South Asia and Mexico remain the largest consumers and producers of tamarind.
Basic information on tamarind
Scientific name: Tamarindus indica
English : Tamarind
Dutch : Tamarinde
Spanish : Tamarindo
French : Tamarinier Tamarin
Italian : Tamarindo