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Date palm vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tamarind
Tamarind contains less Sugars (difference - 24.55g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Date palm
Date palm contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Date palm
Date palm is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.24g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Date palm
Date palm is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Date palm
Date palm is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Date palm Tamarind
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins 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 minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Date palm 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
8
Date palm
16
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
22
Date palm
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 Copper +139.5%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +174.5%
Contains more Calcium +89.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.3%
Equal in Potassium - 628
Contains more Copper +139.5%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +174.5%
Contains more Calcium +89.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.3%
Equal in Potassium - 628

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 B5 +311.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +775%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +723.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.8
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +775%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +723.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.8

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
15%
Date palm
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
75%
Date palm
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Date palm
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 Date palm Tamarind Opinion
Calories 282 239 Date palm
Protein 2.45 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.39 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 0.4 3.5 Tamarind
Carbs 75.03 62.5 Date palm
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.02 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 39 74 Tamarind
Potassium 656 628 Date palm
Magnesium 43 92 Tamarind
Sugars 63.35 38.8 Date palm
Fiber 8 5.1 Date palm
Copper 0.206 0.086 Date palm
Zinc 0.29 0.1 Date palm
Starch
Phosphorus 62 113 Tamarind
Sodium 2 28 Date palm
Vitamin A 10 30 Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.05 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.274 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.589 0.143 Date palm
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.066 Date palm
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.7 2.8 Tamarind
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.272 Date palm
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019 0.059 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.012 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.043 Date palm
Isoleucine 0.049 Date palm
Leucine 0.084 Date palm
Lysine 0.066 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.022 0.014 Date palm
Phenylalanine 0.05 Date palm
Valine 0.071 Date palm
Histidine 0.032 Date palm
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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