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Jujube vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jujube and Tamarind different?

  • Jujube is richer in Vitamin C, while Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Calcium.
  • Jujube covers your daily need of Vitamin C 73% more than Tamarind.

Jujube, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Iron +483.3%
Contains more Calcium +252.4%
Contains more Potassium +151.2%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Copper +17.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 7% 23% 8% 25% 2% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Iron +483.3%
Contains more Calcium +252.4%
Contains more Potassium +151.2%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Copper +17.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.3%

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
Jujube
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Contains more Vitamin C +1871.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 230% 3% 0% 0% 5% 10% 17% 0% 19% 0% 0% 0%
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 +1871.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.3%

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.
Jujube 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 Jujube Tamarind Opinion
Calories 79kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Protein 1.2g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.2g 0.6g Tamarind
Vitamin C 69mg 3.5mg Jujube
Net carbs 20.23g 57.4g Tamarind
Carbs 20.23g 62.5g Tamarind
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Tamarind
Iron 0.48mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Calcium 21mg 74mg Tamarind
Potassium 250mg 628mg Tamarind
Magnesium 10mg 92mg Tamarind
Sugar g 38.8g Jujube
Fiber g 5.1g Tamarind
Copper 0.073mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Zinc 0.05mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Starch g g
Phosphorus 23mg 113mg Tamarind
Sodium 3mg 28mg Jujube
Vitamin A 40IU 30IU Jujube
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin D µg 0µg Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.9mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 mg 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.066mg Jujube
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Folate µg 14µg Tamarind
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.272g Jujube
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.059g Tamarind
Tryptophan mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jujube Tamarind
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
24
Jujube
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
11
Jujube
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
7%
Jujube
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
20%
Jujube
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Jujube
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 - 4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jujube
Jujube is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jujube
Jujube contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jujube
Jujube is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jujube
Jujube is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Jujube - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168151/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.