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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
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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 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 +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%

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
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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 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 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
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 +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 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

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.
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 g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g 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
Vitamin A 64IU 30IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.008mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.049mg mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
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 food.
Protein
7%
Banana
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Banana
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 - 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

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. 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.