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Purple mangosteen vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Purple mangosteen and Tamarind different?

  • Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium than Purple mangosteen.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tamarind is 31% higher.
  • Purple mangosteen contains 2 times more Folate than Tamarind. While Purple mangosteen contains 31µg of Folate, Tamarind contains only 14µg.

Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack and Tamarinds, raw are the varieties 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 -75%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +1208.3%
Contains more Copper +24.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 12% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +110%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +1208.3%
Contains more Copper +24.6%

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 +16.7%
Contains more Folate +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +692.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 10% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 24% 0% 0%
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 +16.7%
Contains more Folate +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +692.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.7%

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.
Purple mangosteen Tamarind
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Purple mangosteen Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 16.11g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.41g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.58g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 17.91g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 73kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 38.8g Purple mangosteen
Fiber 1.8g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 12mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.3mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 13mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 8mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 48mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 7mg 28mg Purple mangosteen
Zinc 0.21mg 0.1mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.069mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 35IU 30IU Purple mangosteen
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.9mg 3.5mg Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.054mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.286mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.018mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 31µg 14µg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.272g Purple mangosteen
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Purple mangosteen 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
6
Purple mangosteen
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
8
Purple mangosteen
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%
Purple mangosteen
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
18%
Purple mangosteen
63%
Tamarind
Fats
3%
Purple mangosteen
3%
Tamarind

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Tamarind
Tamarind is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
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. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.