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Common fig vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Common fig and Tamarind

  • Common fig contains less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Fiber, and Vitamin B2 than Tamarind.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 31% higher.
  • The amount of Sugar in Common fig is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Figs, 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 +111.4%
Contains more Iron +656.8%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Potassium +170.7%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24%
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 +111.4%
Contains more Iron +656.8%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Potassium +170.7%
Contains more Copper +22.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +613.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 12%
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 +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +613.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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.
Common fig 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 Common fig Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 16.28g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.75g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.3g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 19.18g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 74kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 16.26g 38.8g Common fig
Fiber 2.9g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 35mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.37mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 17mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 14mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 232mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 1mg 28mg Common fig
Zinc 0.15mg 0.1mg Common fig
Copper 0.07mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 142IU 30IU Common fig
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.1mg Common fig
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2mg 3.5mg Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.3mg 0.143mg Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.066mg Common fig
Folate 6µg 14µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.7µg 2.8µg Common fig
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.024mg mg Common fig
Isoleucine 0.023mg mg Common fig
Leucine 0.033mg mg Common fig
Lysine 0.03mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.006mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.018mg mg Common fig
Valine 0.028mg mg Common fig
Histidine 0.011mg mg Common fig
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.272g Common fig
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144g 0.059g Common fig

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Common fig 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
9
Common fig
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
11
Common fig
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
5%
Common fig
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
19%
Common fig
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Common fig
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 - 38)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in Sugar (difference - 22.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common fig
Common fig contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food is cheaper?
Common fig
Common fig is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.