What is "Ash" in a list of ingredients?

(4 Posts)
SixImpossible Thu 29-May-14 13:56:22

I'm looking at a box of dried tamarind from Thailand, and it lists Protein, Carbs, Fiber, and Ash. What is Ash?

PeriPathetic Thu 29-May-14 13:59:32

A quick google indicates it could be the burned seed husk, leaves or bark of the tamarind tree. So, ash, really!

SixImpossible Thu 29-May-14 17:51:06

But there's nothing burned. The tamarinds are dried, AFAI can tell.

I've tried googling, but am non the wiser.

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Wed 25-Jun-14 23:51:35

Does it stop them sticking to each other?

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