I found some tamarinds from Thailand in the market today. I used to eat these really often in Cuba when I was a kid, they grow easily there (called tamarindo in Cuba). I get home and start eating a couple and realize the box it came in had a nutrition label. When I looked at it I was amazed because it had 13 g of fat? As far as I know tamarinds (the pulp, the part you eat) are just pure sugar. Then I was even more amazed at reading this:
Trans Fat 2g
What the hell? How is that possible? They come in a box, unshelled (meaning they still have the shell on). The pulp (part you eat) is completely surrounded by the shell, how the hell does it have trans fat?
I am starting to believe the nutrition label is wrong. I have always thought tamarinds are just loaded with sugar and have no fat (like many fruits, very little fat). Should I give it away or just ignore the label?