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

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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
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 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

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.
Lychee Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.83g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.44g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 16.53g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 66kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15.23g 38.8g Lychee
Fiber 1.3g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 5mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.31mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 10mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 31mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 171mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 1mg 28mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Copper 0.148mg 0.086mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 30IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 3.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 mg 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.066mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 14µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.041mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.009mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.272g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.059g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lychee 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
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 food.
Protein
5%
Lychee
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Lychee
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 - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.