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Prune vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Prune and Tamarind

  • Prune has more Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B6, Fiber and Vitamin B5, while Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
  • Prune covers your daily need of Vitamin K 47% more than Tamarind.
  • Prune contains 3 times more Copper than Tamarind. While Prune contains 0.281mg of Copper, Tamarind contains only 0.086mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked 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
Prune
4
:
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Copper +226.7%
Contains more Zinc +340%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +201.1%
Contains more Calcium +72.1%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 13% 65% 30% 94% 12% 30% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Copper +226.7%
Contains more Zinc +340%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Iron +201.1%
Contains more Calcium +72.1%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%

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
Prune
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +2503.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2025%
Contains more Vitamin C +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +739.2%
Contains more Folate +250%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.938
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 47% 9% 0% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 0% 149% 3%
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 A +2503.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2025%
Contains more Vitamin C +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +739.2%
Contains more Folate +250%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.938

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
31
Prune
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
35
Prune
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%
Prune
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
64%
Prune
63%
Tamarind
Fats
2%
Prune
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.
Prune Tamarind
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Prune 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 lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Prune
Prune contains less Sugars (difference - 0.66999999999999g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Prune
Prune contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Prune
Prune is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.184g)
Which food is cheaper?
Prune
Prune is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Prune Tamarind Opinion
Calories 240 239 Prune
Protein 2.18 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.38 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 0.6 3.5 Tamarind
Carbs 63.88 62.5 Prune
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.93 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 43 74 Tamarind
Potassium 732 628 Prune
Magnesium 41 92 Tamarind
Sugars 38.13 38.8 Prune
Fiber 7.1 5.1 Prune
Copper 0.281 0.086 Prune
Zinc 0.44 0.1 Prune
Starch 5.11 Prune
Phosphorus 69 113 Tamarind
Sodium 2 28 Prune
Vitamin A 781 30 Prune
Vitamin E 0.43 0.1 Prune
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.186 0.152 Prune
Vitamin B3 1.882 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.143 Prune
Vitamin B6 0.205 0.066 Prune
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 59.5 2.8 Prune
Folate 4 14 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 Prune
Saturated Fat 0.088 0.272 Prune
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.059 Prune
Tryptophan 0.025 0.018 Prune
Threonine 0.049 Prune
Isoleucine 0.041 Prune
Leucine 0.066 Prune
Lysine 0.05 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.016 0.014 Prune
Phenylalanine 0.052 Prune
Valine 0.056 Prune
Histidine 0.027 Prune
Fructose 12.45 Prune

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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.