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Banana vs. Tamarind — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Banana and Tamarind

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, however, Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 33% more.
  • Banana contains 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Tamarind. Banana contains 0.367mg of Vitamin B6, while Tamarind contains 0.066mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Bananas, 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" charts 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 +50%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Selenium +30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Selenium +30%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Choline +14%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 6% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Choline +14%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +138.6%
Contains more Protein +156.9%
Contains more Fats +81.8%
Contains more Carbs +173.6%
Contains more Other +225.3%
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Water +138.6%
Contains more Protein +156.9%
Contains more Fats +81.8%
Contains more Carbs +173.6%
Contains more Other +225.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +465.6%
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +465.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Banana 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 Banana Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.09g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.33g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 22.84g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 89kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 38.8g Banana
Fiber 2.6g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 5mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.26mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 27mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 22mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 358mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 1mg 28mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.1mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Manganese 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 1µg 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 64IU 30IU Banana
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin C 8.7mg 3.5mg Banana
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.143mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.066mg Banana
Folate 20µg 14µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg 8.6mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.008mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.272g Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.059g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Tamarind
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Banana
18%
Tamarind
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
34%
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 - 25)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Banana
Banana is lower in Sugar (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 cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.