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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" chart 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 less Sodium -96.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
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 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" chart 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 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 Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
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 Vitamin K +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.4%

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.
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 g 0.05g Apple
Fructose g 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
Vitamin A 30IU 54IU Apple
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 2.2µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.001mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine mg 0.006mg Apple
Leucine mg 0.013mg Apple
Lysine 0.139mg 0.012mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.001mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.006mg Apple
Valine mg 0.012mg Apple
Histidine mg 0.005mg Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
20
Tamarind
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
4
Apple

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
17%
Tamarind
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
14%
Apple
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
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

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. 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.