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Cherry vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cherry and Tamarind

  • Cherry has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, however Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 33% more than Cherry.
  • Tamarind contains 32 times less Vitamin A RAE than Cherry. Cherry contains 64µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Tamarind contains 2µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cherries, sour, red, 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 -89.3%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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
Cherry
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Contains more Vitamin A +4176.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
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 +4176.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cherry Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 10.58g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.3g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 12.18g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 50kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose 3.51g g Cherry
Sugar 8.49g 38.8g Cherry
Fiber 1.6g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 16mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.32mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 9mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 15mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 173mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 3mg 28mg Cherry
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.104mg 0.086mg Cherry
Vitamin A 1283IU 30IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 3.5mg Cherry
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.143mg
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 8µg 14µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.272g Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.059g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry 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
14
Cherry
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cherry
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
6%
Cherry
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
12%
Cherry
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Cherry
3%
Tamarind

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 30.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.204g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.