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Custard apple vs. Tamarind — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Custard apple and Tamarind different?

  • Custard apple is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, while Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 29% more than Custard apple.
  • Custard apple contains 5 times more Vitamin C than Tamarind. Custard apple contains 19.2mg of Vitamin C, while Tamarind contains 3.5mg.

Custard-apple, (bullock's-heart), raw and Tamarinds, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Iron +294.4%
Contains more Magnesium +411.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +438.1%
Contains more Potassium +64.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 27% 13% 9% 34% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Iron +294.4%
Contains more Magnesium +411.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +438.1%
Contains more Potassium +64.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +448.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +435%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 30
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 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 64% 20% 24% 10% 9% 51% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +448.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +435%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 30
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +127.7%
Contains more Protein +64.7%
Contains more Carbs +148%
Contains more Other +170%
Equal in Fats - 0.6
2% 25% 72%
Protein: 1.7 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 25.2 g
Water: 71.5 g
Other: 1 g
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Water +127.7%
Contains more Protein +64.7%
Contains more Carbs +148%
Contains more Other +170%
Equal in Fats - 0.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.1%
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Saturated Fat: 0.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Custard apple Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Custard apple Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 22.8g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.7g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.6g
Carbs 25.2g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 101kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Sugar 38.8g Custard apple
Fiber 2.4g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 30mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.71mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 18mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 21mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 382mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 4mg 28mg Custard apple
Zinc 0.1mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg Tamarind
Selenium 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 33IU 30IU Custard apple
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 2µg
Vitamin E 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin C 19.2mg 3.5mg Custard apple
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.221mg 0.066mg Custard apple
Folate 14µg Tamarind
Choline 8.6mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Lysine 0.037mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.004mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Saturated Fat 0.231g 0.272g Custard apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Custard apple Tamarind
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Custard apple
18%
Tamarind
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Custard apple
34%
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 - 31)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Custard apple
Custard apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Custard apple
Custard apple contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Custard apple
Custard apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is cheaper?
Custard apple
Custard apple is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Custard apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171725/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.