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Banana vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Banana
Banana is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Banana
Banana contains less Sugars (difference - 26.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Banana Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Tamarind
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Banana
16
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
30
Tamarind

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
2
:
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
7%
Banana
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Banana
3%
Tamarind

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Banana Tamarind Opinion
Calories 89 239 Tamarind
Protein 1.09 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.33 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 8.7 3.5 Banana
Carbs 22.84 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 5 74 Tamarind
Potassium 358 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 27 92 Tamarind
Sugars 12.23 38.8 Tamarind
Fiber 2.6 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.078 0.086 Tamarind
Zinc 0.15 0.1 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 113 Tamarind
Sodium 1 28 Banana
Vitamin A 64 30 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.665 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.143 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.066 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 2.8 Tamarind
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.272 Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.059 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.008 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.077 Banana
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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