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Cooking plantain 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 contains less Sugars?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sugars (difference - 23.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Cooking plantain Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cooking plantain 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
21
Cooking plantain
16
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cooking plantain
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
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Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Magnesium +148.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.086
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Magnesium +148.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.086

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +425.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3656.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +723.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +425.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3656.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +723.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%

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
8%
Cooking plantain
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
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 Cooking plantain Tamarind Opinion
Calories 122 239 Tamarind
Protein 1.3 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.37 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 18.4 3.5 Cooking plantain
Carbs 31.89 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 3 74 Tamarind
Potassium 499 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 37 92 Tamarind
Sugars 15 38.8 Tamarind
Fiber 2.3 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.081 0.086 Tamarind
Zinc 0.14 0.1 Cooking plantain
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Phosphorus 34 113 Tamarind
Sodium 4 28 Cooking plantain
Vitamin A 1127 30 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14 0.1 Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.054 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.686 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.26 0.143 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299 0.066 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 2.8 Tamarind
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.143 0.272 Cooking plantain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069 0.059 Cooking plantain
Tryptophan 0.015 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.034 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059 Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.017 0.014 Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044 Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046 Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064 Cooking plantain
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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