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Tamarind vs Cooking plantain - 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.
Tamarind Cooking plantain
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 Cooking plantain
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
21
Cooking plantain
Mineral Summary Score
30
Tamarind
13
Cooking plantain

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 Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Magnesium +148.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.4%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.081
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%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.081

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 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%
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%

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
8%
Cooking plantain
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
32%
Cooking plantain
Fats
3%
Tamarind
2%
Cooking plantain

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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 Cooking plantain Opinion
Calories 239 122 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 1.3 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.37 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 18.4 Cooking plantain
Carbs 62.5 31.89 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.6 Tamarind
Calcium 74 3 Tamarind
Potassium 628 499 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 37 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 15 Tamarind
Fiber 5.1 2.3 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.081 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.14 Cooking plantain
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Phosphorus 113 34 Tamarind
Sodium 28 4 Cooking plantain
Vitamin A 30 1127 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.1 0.14 Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.052 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.054 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.686 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.26 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.299 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0.7 Tamarind
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.143 Cooking plantain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.032 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.069 Cooking plantain
Tryptophan 0.018 0.015 Tamarind
Threonine 0.034 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059 Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.139 0.06 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.017 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)
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