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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
2
:
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
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%

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
Banana
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 29% 4% 2% 0% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 0% 2% 15%
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 +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
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 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
Banana
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
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
7%
Banana
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Banana
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.
Banana Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Banana 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 - 25)
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 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.

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 Banana Tamarind Opinion
Calories 89 239 Tamarind
Protein 1.09 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.33 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 8.7 3.5 Banana
Carbs 22.84 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 5 74 Tamarind
Potassium 358 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 27 92 Tamarind
Sugars 12.23 38.8 Banana
Fiber 2.6 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.078 0.086 Tamarind
Zinc 0.15 0.1 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 113 Tamarind
Sodium 1 28 Banana
Vitamin A 64 30 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.665 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.143 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.066 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 20 14 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.272 Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.059 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.008 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.077 Banana
Fructose 4.85 Banana

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. 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.