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Kiwifruit vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Kiwifruit and Tamarind

  • Kiwifruit has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin E , however Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2 and Potassium.
  • Kiwifruit covers your daily Vitamin C needs 99% more than Tamarind.
  • Tamarind has 15 times less Vitamin E than Kiwifruit. Kiwifruit has 1.46mg of Vitamin E , while Tamarind has 0.1mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Kiwifruit, green, 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
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Contains more Copper +51.2%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Iron +803.2%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +101.3%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 11% 28% 13% 44% 4% 15% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Copper +51.2%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Iron +803.2%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +101.3%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.4%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +2548.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +190%
Contains more Vitamin E +1360%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Contains more Vitamin K +1339.3%
Contains more Folate +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1485.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.066
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 309% 6% 30% 0% 7% 6% 7% 11% 15% 0% 101% 19%
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 +2548.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +190%
Contains more Vitamin E +1360%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Contains more Vitamin K +1339.3%
Contains more Folate +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1485.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.066

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
42
Kiwifruit
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
15
Kiwifruit
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
7%
Kiwifruit
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
15%
Kiwifruit
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Kiwifruit
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.
Kiwifruit Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Kiwifruit 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 is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit contains less Sugars (difference - 29.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.243g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit 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 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 Kiwifruit Tamarind Opinion
Calories 61 239 Tamarind
Protein 1.14 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.52 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 92.7 3.5 Kiwifruit
Carbs 14.66 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 34 74 Tamarind
Potassium 312 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 17 92 Tamarind
Sugars 8.99 38.8 Kiwifruit
Fiber 3 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.13 0.086 Kiwifruit
Zinc 0.14 0.1 Kiwifruit
Starch 0 Kiwifruit
Phosphorus 34 113 Tamarind
Sodium 3 28 Kiwifruit
Vitamin A 87 30 Kiwifruit
Vitamin E 1.46 0.1 Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.341 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.143 Kiwifruit
Vitamin B6 0.063 0.066 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.3 2.8 Kiwifruit
Folate 25 14 Kiwifruit
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.272 Kiwifruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.047 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.287 0.059 Kiwifruit
Tryptophan 0.015 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.047 Kiwifruit
Isoleucine 0.051 Kiwifruit
Leucine 0.066 Kiwifruit
Lysine 0.061 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.024 0.014 Kiwifruit
Phenylalanine 0.044 Kiwifruit
Valine 0.057 Kiwifruit
Histidine 0.027 Kiwifruit
Fructose 4.35 Kiwifruit

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. Kiwifruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168153/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.