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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
:
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Magnesium +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Magnesium +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%

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 C +6422.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1980%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 761% 38% 15% 0% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 0% 7% 37%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 2% 2% 0% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 0% 7% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +6422.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1980%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
15%
Guava
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
63%
Tamarind
Fats
4%
Guava
3%
Tamarind

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava Tamarind
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Guava
Guava contains less Sugars (difference - 29.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Guava Tamarind Opinion
Calories 68 239 Tamarind
Protein 2.55 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.95 0.6 Guava
Vitamin C 228.3 3.5 Guava
Carbs 14.32 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 18 74 Tamarind
Potassium 417 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 22 92 Tamarind
Sugars 8.92 38.8 Guava
Fiber 5.4 5.1 Guava
Copper 0.23 0.086 Guava
Zinc 0.23 0.1 Guava
Starch
Phosphorus 40 113 Tamarind
Sodium 2 28 Guava
Vitamin A 624 30 Guava
Vitamin E 0.73 0.1 Guava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.084 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.451 0.143 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.066 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 49 14 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.272
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401 0.059 Guava
Tryptophan 0.022 0.018 Guava
Threonine 0.096 Guava
Isoleucine 0.093 Guava
Leucine 0.171 Guava
Lysine 0.072 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.016 0.014 Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006 Guava
Valine 0.087 Guava
Histidine 0.022 Guava
Fructose

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 of 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.