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Cooking plantain vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cooking plantain and Tamarind different?

  • Cooking plantain is higher in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, however Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Tamarind is 31% higher.
  • Cooking plantain contains 5 times more Vitamin C than Tamarind. While Cooking plantain contains 18.4mg of Vitamin C, Tamarind contains only 3.5mg.

Plantains, raw and Tamarinds, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +148.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.086
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 23% 27% 15% 45% 1% 4% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Calcium +2366.7%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +148.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.086

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 +3656.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +425.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +723.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 68% 3% 0% 62% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 17% 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 +3656.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +425.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +723.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%

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.
Cooking plantain 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 Cooking plantain Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 29.59g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.3g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.37g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 31.89g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 122kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15g 38.8g Cooking plantain
Fiber 2.3g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 3mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.6mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 37mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 34mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 499mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 4mg 28mg Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.14mg 0.1mg Cooking plantain
Copper 0.081mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 1127IU 30IU Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.1mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.4mg 3.5mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.054mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.686mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.143mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299mg 0.066mg Cooking plantain
Folate 22µg 14µg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.034mg mg Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036mg mg Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059mg mg Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.017mg 0.014mg Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044mg mg Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046mg mg Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064mg mg Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.143g 0.272g Cooking plantain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069g 0.059g Cooking plantain

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cooking plantain 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
23
Cooking plantain
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
17
Cooking plantain
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
8%
Cooking plantain
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
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 - 14)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in Sugar (difference - 23.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $3)
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. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.