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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, however Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B2.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 33% more than Cherry.
  • Tamarind contains 32 times less Vitamin A than Cherry. Cherry contains 64µg of Vitamin A, 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
Cherry
2
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Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4176.7%
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 Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 34% 77% 2% 0% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 0% 6% 6%
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 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4176.7%
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 Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143

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
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 the food
Protein
6%
Cherry
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
12%
Cherry
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Cherry
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.
Cherry Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry 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 richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sugars (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)

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

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. 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.