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Tamarind vs. Apple — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tamarind and Apple

  • Apple has less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Copper.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 34% more than Apple.
  • Apple contains 23 times less Iron than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 2.8mg of Iron, while Apple contains 0.12mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Apple
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1740%
Contains more Phosphorus +927.3%
Contains more Potassium +486.9%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 105% 66% 48% 55% 3.7% 2.7% 29% 0% 7.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.8% 4.5% 3.6% 4.7% 9.4% 0.13% 1.1% 9% 4.6% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1740%
Contains more Phosphorus +927.3%
Contains more Potassium +486.9%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Apple
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2417.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2029.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Choline +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.8% 2% 0% 12% 107% 35% 36% 8.6% 15% 11% 0% 4.7% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3.2% 3.6% 0% 15% 4.3% 6% 1.7% 3.7% 9.5% 2.3% 0% 1.9% 5.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2417.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2029.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Choline +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Apple
Contains more Protein +976.9%
Contains more Fats +252.9%
Contains more Carbs +352.6%
Contains more Other +1250%
Contains more Water +172.5%
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +976.9%
Contains more Fats +252.9%
Contains more Carbs +352.6%
Contains more Other +1250%
Contains more Water +172.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Apple
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2485.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.7%
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
33% 8% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.051 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2485.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tamarind Apple
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Apple Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 11.41g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.26g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.17g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 13.81g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 52kcal Tamarind
Starch 0.05g Apple
Fructose 5.9g Apple
Sugar 38.8g 10.39g Apple
Fiber 5.1g 2.4g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 6mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.12mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 5mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 11mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 107mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.027mg Tamarind
Manganese 0.035mg Apple
Selenium 1.3µg 0µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 54IU Apple
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 3µg Apple
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin C 3.5mg 4.6mg Apple
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.017mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.026mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.091mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.061mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.041mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 3µg Tamarind
Choline 8.6mg 3.4mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 2.8µg 2.2µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.001mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg Apple
Lysine 0.139mg 0.012mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.001mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg Apple
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.028g Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.007g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.051g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Apple
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Tamarind
4%
Apple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Tamarind
4%
Apple

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 - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apple
Apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 28.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.244g)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tamarind - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167763/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.