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Pear vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pear and Tamarind

  • Pear contains less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Fiber, and Calcium than Tamarind.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Tamarind is 35% higher.
  • Pear is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Pears, 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
Pear
1
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Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +722.2%
Contains more Iron +1455.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +441.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Copper - 0.086
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +722.2%
Contains more Iron +1455.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +441.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Copper - 0.086

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
Pear
3
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Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
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 E +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.6%
Contains more Folate +100%

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.
Pear 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 Pear Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 12.13g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.36g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.14g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 15.23g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 57kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose 6.42g g Pear
Sugar 9.75g 38.8g Pear
Fiber 3.1g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 9mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.18mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 7mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 12mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 116mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 1mg 28mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.082mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 25IU 30IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.1mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.3mg 3.5mg Pear
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.049mg 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 7µg 14µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.4µg 2.8µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.011mg mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.002mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.011mg mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.272g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.059g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pear 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
5
Pear
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
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
2%
Pear
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Pear
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 - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pear
Pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 29.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.25g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.