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Apple vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Apple and Tamarind

  • Apple has less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Calcium and Copper.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 34% more than Apple.

Food varieties used in this article are Apples, raw, with skin and Tamarinds, raw.

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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
Apple
1
:
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Potassium +486.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1740%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +927.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Potassium +486.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1740%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +927.3%

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
Apple
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2417.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2029.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.3%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 2% 2% 0% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 0% 7% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2417.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2029.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.3%
Contains more Folate +366.7%

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
5
Apple
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
4
Apple
41
Tamarind

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
2%
Apple
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Apple
3%
Tamarind

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Tamarind
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Apple
Apple contains less Sugars (difference - 28.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.244g)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Apple Tamarind Opinion
Calories 52 239 Tamarind
Protein 0.26 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.17 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 4.6 3.5 Apple
Carbs 13.81 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.12 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 6 74 Tamarind
Potassium 107 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 5 92 Tamarind
Sugars 10.39 38.8 Apple
Fiber 2.4 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.027 0.086 Tamarind
Zinc 0.04 0.1 Tamarind
Starch 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 11 113 Tamarind
Sodium 1 28 Apple
Vitamin A 54 30 Apple
Vitamin E 0.18 0.1 Apple
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.091 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.143 Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.041 0.066 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 3 14 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.272 Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 0.059 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.001 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.006 Apple
Isoleucine 0.006 Apple
Leucine 0.013 Apple
Lysine 0.012 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.001 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.006 Apple
Valine 0.012 Apple
Histidine 0.005 Apple
Fructose 5.9 Apple

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Tamarind - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167763/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.