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Rambutan vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Rambutan and Tamarind

  • The amount of Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Calcium in Tamarind is higher than in Rambutan.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 35% more than Rambutan.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Rambutan, canned, syrup pack 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
Contains less Sodium -60.7%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1155.6%
Contains more Potassium +1395.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 14% 5% 4% 4% 2% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Contains less Sodium -60.7%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1155.6%
Contains more Potassium +1395.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +30.3%

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 C +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +694.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230%
Contains more Folate +75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 17% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 6% 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 C +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +694.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230%
Contains more Folate +75%

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.
Rambutan 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 Rambutan Tamarind Opinion
Net carbs 19.97g 57.4g Tamarind
Protein 0.65g 2.8g Tamarind
Fats 0.21g 0.6g Tamarind
Carbs 20.87g 62.5g Tamarind
Calories 82kcal 239kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 38.8g Rambutan
Fiber 0.9g 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 22mg 74mg Tamarind
Iron 0.35mg 2.8mg Tamarind
Magnesium 7mg 92mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 9mg 113mg Tamarind
Potassium 42mg 628mg Tamarind
Sodium 11mg 28mg Rambutan
Zinc 0.08mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Copper 0.066mg 0.086mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 3IU 30IU Tamarind
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin D IU 0IU Tamarind
Vitamin D µg 0µg Tamarind
Vitamin C 4.9mg 3.5mg Rambutan
Vitamin B1 0.013mg 0.428mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.152mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.352mg 1.938mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.018mg 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 8µg 14µg Tamarind
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 Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Rambutan 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
5
Rambutan
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
7
Rambutan
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
4%
Rambutan
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
21%
Rambutan
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Rambutan
3%
Tamarind

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Tamarind
Tamarind is cheaper (difference - $1)
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?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rambutan
Rambutan contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan 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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/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.