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Lemon vs. Tamarind — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lemon and Tamarind

  • Lemon has more Vitamin C, however, Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Fiber, and Copper.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 55% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel 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.
Lemon
2
:
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +355.1%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Selenium +225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13% 4% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +355.1%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Selenium +225%

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.
Lemon
4
:
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +970%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1838%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Choline +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 3% 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 E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +970%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1838%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Choline +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
1
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Contains more Water +183.4%
Contains more Protein +154.5%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +570.6%
Contains more Other +800%
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 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 Water +183.4%
Contains more Protein +154.5%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +570.6%
Contains more Other +800%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lemon
2
:
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1545.5%
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1545.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lemon 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 Lemon Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.1g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.3g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 9.32g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 29kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Sugar 2.5g 38.8g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 26mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.6mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 8mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 16mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 138mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 2mg 28mg Lemon
Zinc 0.06mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Copper 0.037mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Manganese 0.03mg Lemon
Selenium 0.4µg 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 22IU 30IU Tamarind
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 2µg Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.1mg Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 3.5mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.143mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.066mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 14µg Tamarind
Choline 5.1mg 8.6mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 0µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg Tamarind
Lysine 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg Tamarind
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.272g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.059g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon 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
18%
Lemon
18%
Tamarind
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Lemon
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 - 23)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 36.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.233g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon 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 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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.