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Pineapple vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pineapple and Tamarind different?

  • Pineapple is richer in Vitamin C, while Tamarind is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Calcium.
  • Pineapple covers your daily need of Vitamin C 49% more than Tamarind.

Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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 -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +27.9%
Contains more Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Iron +865.5%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +476.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +27.9%
Contains more Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Iron +865.5%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +476.1%

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 A +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1265.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
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 A +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1265.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%

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.
Pineapple 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 Pineapple Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.54g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.12g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 13.12g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 50kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch 0g g Pineapple
Fructose 2.12g g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g 38.8g Pineapple
Fiber 1.4g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 13mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.29mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 12mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 8mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 109mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 1mg 28mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Pineapple
Copper 0.11mg 0.086mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 58IU 30IU Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 47.8mg 3.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.143mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.066mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 14µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.012mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.021mg mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.272g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple 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
21
Pineapple
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
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%
Pineapple
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Pineapple
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 - 43)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Sugar (difference - 28.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.263g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.