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Mandarin orange vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mandarin orange and Tamarind

  • Mandarin orange has more Vitamin C, however Tamarind is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B2.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Iron needs 33% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Tamarind has 8 times less Vitamin C than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange has 26.7mg of Vitamin C, while Tamarind has 3.5mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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
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Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +1766.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +278.3%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +465%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +1766.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +278.3%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +465%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +662.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2170%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +637.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
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 +662.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2170%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +637.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
17
Mandarin orange
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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%
Mandarin orange
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
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.
Mandarin orange Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange 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 - 24)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sugars (difference - 28.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.233g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Mandarin orange Tamarind Opinion
Calories 53 239 Tamarind
Protein 0.81 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.31 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 26.7 3.5 Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 37 74 Tamarind
Potassium 166 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 12 92 Tamarind
Sugars 10.58 38.8 Mandarin orange
Fiber 1.8 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.042 0.086 Tamarind
Zinc 0.07 0.1 Tamarind
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20 113 Tamarind
Sodium 2 28 Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 681 30 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 0.1 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.376 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.143 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.066 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 16 14 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.272 Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.059 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.002 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 Mandarin orange

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.