The name ultimately derives from Arabic tamr - Hindi, meaning "date of india". The Imli is a long-lived, medium-growth, indigenous tropical fruit. The tamarind is best described as sweet and sour in taste.

The mango fruit pulp contains antioxidants, vitamins A and C, vitamin B6 other B vitamins, and essential nutrients, such as potassium, copper and amino acids. Mango peel and pulp contain other compounds, such as pigment carotenoids and polyphenols, and omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for the human body.