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Quince vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Quince and Tamarind different?

  • Quince is richer in Vitamin C, while Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2 and Calcium.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 34% more than Quince.
  • Quince contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Tamarind. Quince contains 15mg of Vitamin C, while Tamarind contains 3.5mg.

Quinces, raw 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
Quince
2
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Contains more Copper +51.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Potassium +218.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 4% 18% 6% 44% 2% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains more Copper +51.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Potassium +218.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%

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
Quince
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 3% 0% 0% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 0% 0% 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 C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65%
Contains more Folate +366.7%

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
7
Quince
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
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
2%
Quince
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
63%
Tamarind
Fats
0%
Quince
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.
Quince Tamarind
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince 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 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 - 12)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Quince
Quince contains less Sugars (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.262g)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Quince Tamarind Opinion
Calories 57 239 Tamarind
Protein 0.4 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.1 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 15 3.5 Quince
Carbs 15.3 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Tamarind
Iron 0.7 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 11 74 Tamarind
Potassium 197 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 8 92 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 Quince
Fiber 1.9 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.13 0.086 Quince
Zinc 0.04 0.1 Tamarind
Starch
Phosphorus 17 113 Tamarind
Sodium 4 28 Quince
Vitamin A 40 30 Quince
Vitamin E 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.081 0.143 Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.066 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 3 14 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.01 0.272 Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.059 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/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.