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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pear
2
:
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%
Contains more Selenium +1200%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Copper - 0.086
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28% 7% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
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%
Contains more Selenium +1200%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pear
3
:
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%
Contains more Choline +68.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 3% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 5% 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%
Contains more Choline +68.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pear
1
:
Contains more Water +167.4%
Contains more Protein +677.8%
Contains more Fats +328.6%
Contains more Carbs +310.4%
Contains more Other +771%
15% 84%
Protein: 0.36 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 15.23 g
Water: 83.96 g
Other: 0.31 g
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Water +167.4%
Contains more Protein +677.8%
Contains more Fats +328.6%
Contains more Carbs +310.4%
Contains more Other +771%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pear
2
:
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +115.5%
11% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.084 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.094 g
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +115.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Fructose 6.42g 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
Manganese 0.048mg Pear
Selenium 0.1µg 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 25IU 30IU Tamarind
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 2µg Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.1mg Pear
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
Choline 5.1mg 8.6mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 4.4µg 2.8µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.002mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg Pear
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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ok
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Pear
18%
Tamarind
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Pear
34%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.