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Lime vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lime and Tamarind

  • Lime has more Vitamin C, while Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Fiber.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 33% higher.
  • Tamarind contains 8 times less Vitamin C than Lime. Lime contains 29.1mg of Vitamin C, while Tamarind contains 3.5mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Limes, 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
Lime
2
:
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +515.7%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +515.7%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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
Lime
4
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Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +731.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +731.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%

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.
Lime 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 Lime Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.7g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.2g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 10.54g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 30kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.69g 38.8g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 33mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.6mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 6mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 18mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 102mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 2mg 28mg Lime
Zinc 0.11mg 0.1mg Lime
Copper 0.065mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 50IU 30IU Lime
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.1mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 3.5mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.143mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 8µg 14µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.014mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.002mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.272g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lime Tamarind
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
13
Lime
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
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
4%
Lime
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Lime
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 - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 37.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lime
Lime contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.25g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lime
Lime 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

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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.