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Melon vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Melon and Tamarind

  • Melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 34% more than Melon.
  • Tamarind contains 6 times less Vitamin C than Melon. Melon contains 21.8mg of Vitamin C, while Tamarind contains 3.5mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Melons, casaba, 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
Melon
1
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Contains less Sodium -67.9%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Iron +723.5%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +2160%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -67.9%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Iron +723.5%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +2160%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%

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
Melon
2
:
Contains more Vitamin C +522.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2753.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +735.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
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 +522.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2753.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +735.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +12%

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.
Melon 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 Melon Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 1.11g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.1g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 6.58g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 28kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.69g 38.8g Melon
Fiber 0.9g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 11mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.34mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 11mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 5mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 182mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 9mg 28mg Melon
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Copper 0.06mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 0IU 30IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21.8mg 3.5mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.232mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.066mg Melon
Folate 8µg 14µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.272g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Melon 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
12
Melon
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
8
Melon
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
7%
Melon
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
7%
Melon
63%
Tamarind
Fats
0%
Melon
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 - 39)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 33.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Melon
Melon contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.247g)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.