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Tamarind vs Banana - 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?
Banana
Banana contains less Sugars (difference - 26.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Banana
Banana is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.
Tamarind Banana
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
Tamarind Banana
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
16
Tamarind
12
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
30
Tamarind
10
Banana

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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Banana
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%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
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%
Equal in Copper - 0.078

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
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Banana
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
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
17%
Tamarind
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
23%
Banana
Fats
3%
Tamarind
2%
Banana

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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 Tamarind Banana Opinion
Calories 239 89 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 1.09 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.33 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 8.7 Banana
Carbs 62.5 22.84 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.26 Tamarind
Calcium 74 5 Tamarind
Potassium 628 358 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 27 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 12.23 Tamarind
Fiber 5.1 2.6 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.078 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.15 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 113 22 Tamarind
Sodium 28 1 Banana
Vitamin A 30 64 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.031 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.073 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.665 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.334 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.367 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0.5 Tamarind
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.112 Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.032 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.073 Banana
Tryptophan 0.018 0.009 Tamarind
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.139 0.05 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.008 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)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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