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Guava vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Guava and Tamarind

  • Guava has more Vitamin C, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B5, while Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Potassium.
  • Guava's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 250% higher.
  • Tamarind contains 4 times less Folate than Guava. Guava contains 49µg of Folate, while Tamarind contains 14µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Guavas, common, 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
Guava
3
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Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%

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
Guava
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +1980%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin C +6422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +538.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 7%
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 +1980%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin C +6422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +538.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.8

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.
Guava Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Guava Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 8.92g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 2.55g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.95g 0.6g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 68kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 8.92g 38.8g Guava
Fiber 5.4g 5.1g Guava
Calcium 18mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.26mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 22mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 40mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 417mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 2mg 28mg Guava
Zinc 0.23mg 0.1mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.086mg Guava
Vitamin A 624IU 30IU Guava
Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.1mg Guava
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 228.3mg 3.5mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.451mg 0.143mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.066mg Guava
Folate 49µg 14µg Guava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.018mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.016mg 0.014mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg mg Guava
Valine 0.087mg mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg mg Guava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.272g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g 0.059g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Guava 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
80
Guava
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
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
15%
Guava
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
63%
Tamarind
Fats
4%
Guava
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 - 8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (difference - 29.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.272 g)
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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.