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Lychee vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lychee and Tamarind?

  • Lychee is richer in Vitamin C and Copper, yet Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3 and Calcium.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 76% higher.
  • Lychee has 2 times more Copper than Tamarind. Lychee has 0.148mg of Copper, while Tamarind has 0.086mg.

We used Litchis, raw and Tamarinds, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Lychee
2
:
Contains more Copper +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +803.2%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +267.3%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Copper +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +803.2%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +267.3%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.5%

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
Lychee
2
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1942.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Equal in Folate - 14
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
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 +1942.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Equal in Folate - 14

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
25
Lychee
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
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
5%
Lychee
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Lychee
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.
Lychee Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee 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 - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sugars (difference - 23.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.173g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Lychee Tamarind Opinion
Calories 66 239 Tamarind
Protein 0.83 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.44 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 71.5 3.5 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 5 74 Tamarind
Potassium 171 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 10 92 Tamarind
Sugars 15.23 38.8 Lychee
Fiber 1.3 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.148 0.086 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.1 Tamarind
Starch
Phosphorus 31 113 Tamarind
Sodium 1 28 Lychee
Vitamin A 0 30 Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.07 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.603 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.066 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 14 14
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 0.272 Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 0.059 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.009 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.