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Passion fruit vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Passion fruit and Tamarind

  • Passion fruit has more Vitamin C, Fiber and Vitamin A, while Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus and Calcium.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 36% more than Passion fruit.
  • Passion fruit contains 32 times more Vitamin A than Tamarind. While Passion fruit contains 64µg of Vitamin A, Tamarind contains only 2µg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Passion fruit is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Passion-fruit, (granadilla), purple, 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 more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +217.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.086
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Sodium - 28
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 4% 31% 21% 29% 3% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +217.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.086
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Sodium - 28

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 +757.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
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 100% 77% 1% 0% 0% 30% 29% 0% 24% 0% 2% 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 +757.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4140%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
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
23
Passion fruit
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
22
Passion fruit
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
13%
Passion fruit
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
23%
Passion fruit
63%
Tamarind
Fats
3%
Passion fruit
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.
Passion fruit Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Passion fruit 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 contains less Sugars?
Passion fruit
Passion fruit contains less Sugars (difference - 27.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Passion fruit
Passion fruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.213g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Passion fruit
Passion fruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Passion fruit
Passion fruit is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (28 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 Passion fruit Tamarind Opinion
Calories 97 239 Tamarind
Protein 2.2 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.7 0.6 Passion fruit
Vitamin C 30 3.5 Passion fruit
Carbs 23.38 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 12 74 Tamarind
Potassium 348 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 29 92 Tamarind
Sugars 11.2 38.8 Passion fruit
Fiber 10.4 5.1 Passion fruit
Copper 0.086 0.086
Zinc 0.1 0.1
Starch
Phosphorus 68 113 Tamarind
Sodium 28 28
Vitamin A 1272 30 Passion fruit
Vitamin E 0.02 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.13 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.5 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.066 Passion fruit
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 14 14
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.059 0.272 Passion fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.086 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.411 0.059 Passion fruit
Tryptophan 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Passion fruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169108/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.