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Kumquat vs. Tamarind — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Kumquat and Tamarind

  • Kumquat has more Vitamin C, and Fiber, while Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Kumquat's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 45% higher.
  • The amount of Sugar in Kumquat is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Kumquats, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -64.3%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +225.6%
Contains more Magnesium +360%
Contains more Phosphorus +494.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.6%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Copper - 0.086
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32% 18% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Contains less Sodium -64.3%
Contains more Zinc +70%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +225.6%
Contains more Magnesium +360%
Contains more Phosphorus +494.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.6%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Copper - 0.086

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 +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1154.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.5%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1056.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +351.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 8.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 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 +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1154.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.5%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1056.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +351.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 8.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +43.3%
Contains more Water +157.5%
Contains more Protein +48.9%
Contains more Carbs +293.1%
Contains more Other +429.4%
2% 16% 81%
Protein: 1.88 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 15.9 g
Water: 80.85 g
Other: 0.51 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 Fats +43.3%
Contains more Water +157.5%
Contains more Protein +48.9%
Contains more Carbs +293.1%
Contains more Other +429.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +189.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.5%
24% 36% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.103 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +189.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Kumquat 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 Kumquat Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 9.4g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.88g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.86g 0.6g Kumquat
Carbs 15.9g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 71kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Sugar 9.36g 38.8g Kumquat
Fiber 6.5g 5.1g Kumquat
Calcium 62mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.86mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 20mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 19mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 186mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 10mg 28mg Kumquat
Zinc 0.17mg 0.1mg Kumquat
Copper 0.095mg 0.086mg Kumquat
Manganese 0.135mg Kumquat
Selenium 0µg 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 290IU 30IU Kumquat
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 2µg Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.1mg Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9mg 3.5mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.429mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.208mg 0.143mg Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 17µg 14µg Kumquat
Choline 8.4mg 8.6mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 0µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg Tamarind
Lysine 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg Tamarind
Saturated Fat 0.103g 0.272g Kumquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.059g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kumquat 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
19%
Kumquat
18%
Tamarind
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Kumquat
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 - 44)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 29.44g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kumquat
Kumquat contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.169g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $3)
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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.