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Apricot vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Apricot and Tamarind

  • Apricot has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C, while Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 33% more than Apricot.
  • Apricot contains 48 times more Vitamin A RAE than Tamarind. While Apricot contains 96µg of Vitamin A RAE, Tamarind contains only 2µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Apricots, raw 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
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Iron +617.9%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.3%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Iron +617.9%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.3%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Copper +10.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +4163.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +790%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.2%
Contains more Folate +55.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4163.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +790%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.2%
Contains more Folate +55.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Apricot Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apricot Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.4g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.39g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 11.12g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 48kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose 0.94g g Apricot
Sugar 9.24g 38.8g Apricot
Fiber 2g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 13mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.39mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 10mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 23mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 259mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 1mg 28mg Apricot
Zinc 0.2mg 0.1mg Apricot
Copper 0.078mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 1279IU 30IU Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89mg 0.1mg Apricot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 3.5mg Apricot
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.143mg Apricot
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 9µg 14µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.3µg 2.8µg Apricot
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.047mg mg Apricot
Isoleucine 0.041mg mg Apricot
Leucine 0.077mg mg Apricot
Lysine 0.097mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.006mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.052mg mg Apricot
Valine 0.047mg mg Apricot
Histidine 0.027mg mg Apricot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.272g Apricot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.17g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.077g 0.059g Apricot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Apricot Tamarind
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Apricot
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
11
Apricot
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 food.
Protein
8%
Apricot
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
11%
Apricot
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Apricot
3%
Tamarind

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 - 11)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Sugar (difference - 29.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.245g)
Which food is cheaper?
Apricot
Apricot is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/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.