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Grapefruit vs. Tamarind — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Grapefruit and Tamarind

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tamarind is 34% higher.
  • Tamarind has 29 times less Vitamin A RAE than Grapefruit. Grapefruit has 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Tamarind has 2µg.

Food types used in this article are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +365.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Selenium +1200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11% 3% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +365.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Selenium +1200%

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 A +3733.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +791.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +895.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.5%
Contains more Choline +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 14
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 5% 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 A +3733.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +791.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +895.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.5%
Contains more Choline +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 14

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +180.4%
Contains more Protein +263.6%
Contains more Fats +328.6%
Contains more Carbs +486.3%
Contains more Other +629.7%
11% 88%
Protein: 0.77 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 10.66 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.37 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 +180.4%
Contains more Protein +263.6%
Contains more Fats +328.6%
Contains more Carbs +486.3%
Contains more Other +629.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +805%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +63.9%
27% 26% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.036 g
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +805%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +63.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Grapefruit 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 Grapefruit Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.77g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.14g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 10.66g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 42kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Fructose 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g 38.8g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 22mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.08mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 9mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 18mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 135mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 0mg 28mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Copper 0.032mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Manganese 0.022mg Grapefruit
Selenium 0.1µg 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 1150IU 30IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 2µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.1mg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 3.5mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.143mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 13µg 14µg Tamarind
Choline 7.7mg 8.6mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 0µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.007mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.272g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Tamarind
Low Fats diet ok
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
18%
Grapefruit
18%
Tamarind
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
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 - 2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 31.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.251g)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
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

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.