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Dried fruit vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tamarind
Tamarind contains less Sugars (difference - 14.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.
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.
Dried fruit Tamarind
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 minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Dried fruit 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
32
Dried fruit
16
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
33
Dried fruit
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 Potassium +85%
Contains more Copper +298.8%
Contains more Zinc +290%
Contains less Sodium -64.3%
Contains more Calcium +34.5%
Contains more Magnesium +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.8
Contains more Potassium +85%
Contains more Copper +298.8%
Contains more Zinc +290%
Contains less Sodium -64.3%
Contains more Calcium +34.5%
Contains more Magnesium +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.8

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 A +11913.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +4230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2753.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.8
Contains more Vitamin A +11913.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +4230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2753.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.4%
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
20%
Dried fruit
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
63%
Dried fruit
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Dried fruit
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 Dried fruit Tamarind Opinion
Calories 241 239 Dried fruit
Protein 3.39 2.8 Dried fruit
Fats 0.51 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 1 3.5 Tamarind
Carbs 62.64 62.5 Dried fruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.66 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 55 74 Tamarind
Potassium 1162 628 Dried fruit
Magnesium 32 92 Tamarind
Sugars 53.44 38.8 Dried fruit
Fiber 7.3 5.1 Dried fruit
Copper 0.343 0.086 Dried fruit
Zinc 0.39 0.1 Dried fruit
Starch 0.35 Dried fruit
Phosphorus 71 113 Tamarind
Sodium 10 28 Dried fruit
Vitamin A 3604 30 Dried fruit
Vitamin E 4.33 0.1 Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 2.589 1.938 Dried fruit
Vitamin B5 0.516 0.143 Dried fruit
Vitamin B6 0.143 0.066 Dried fruit
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.1 2.8 Dried fruit
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.272 Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.074 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074 0.059 Dried fruit
Tryptophan 0.016 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.073 Dried fruit
Isoleucine 0.063 Dried fruit
Leucine 0.105 Dried fruit
Lysine 0.083 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.015 0.014 Dried fruit
Phenylalanine 0.062 Dried fruit
Valine 0.078 Dried fruit
Histidine 0.047 Dried fruit
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