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Papaya vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Tamarind different?

  • Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, and Folate, while Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 64% more than Tamarind.
  • Papaya contains 3 times more Folate than Tamarind. Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, while Tamarind contains 14µg.

Papayas, raw and Tamarinds, raw types were used in this article.

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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 -71.4%
Contains more Iron +1020%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Magnesium +338.1%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +1030%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +1020%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Magnesium +338.1%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +1030%

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
Papaya
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +1640%
Contains more Vitamin A +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1760.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.7%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.8
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
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 +1640%
Contains more Vitamin A +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1760.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.7%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.8

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.
Papaya 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 Papaya Tamarind Opinion
Calories 43kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Protein 0.47g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.26g 0.6g Tamarind
Vitamin C 60.9mg 3.5mg Papaya
Net carbs 9.12g 57.4g Tamarind
Carbs 10.82g 62.5g Tamarind
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.25mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Calcium 20mg 74mg Tamarind
Potassium 182mg 628mg Tamarind
Magnesium 21mg 92mg Tamarind
Sugar 7.82g 38.8g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 5.1g Tamarind
Copper 0.045mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Zinc 0.08mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Starch 0g g Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 113mg Tamarind
Sodium 8mg 28mg Papaya
Vitamin A 950IU 30IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.1mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.143mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Folate 37µg 14µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.272g Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.059g Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.011mg mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.002mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.009mg mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg mg Papaya
Fructose 3.73g g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Tamarind
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
28
Papaya
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
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
3%
Papaya
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Papaya
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 - 36)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 30.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.191g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.