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Tamarind vs. Banana — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Tamarind and Banana

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, however, Banana is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 33% more.
  • Tamarind contains 15 times more Calcium than Banana. Tamarind contains 74mg of Calcium, while Banana contains 5mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Tamarinds, raw and Bananas, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Selenium +30%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Selenium +30%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Equal in Copper - 0.078

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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6
Banana
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Choline +14%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 5% 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 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 6% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +460%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Choline +14%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +156.9%
Contains more Fats +81.8%
Contains more Carbs +173.6%
Contains more Other +225.3%
Contains more Water +138.6%
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
Contains more Protein +156.9%
Contains more Fats +81.8%
Contains more Carbs +173.6%
Contains more Other +225.3%
Contains more Water +138.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +465.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.7%
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +465.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Banana Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 20.24g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.09g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.33g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 22.84g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 89kcal Tamarind
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 38.8g 12.23g Banana
Fiber 5.1g 2.6g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 5mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.26mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 27mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 22mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 358mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.1mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.086mg 0.078mg Tamarind
Manganese 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 1.3µg 1µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 3µg Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 8.7mg Banana
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.031mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.073mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.665mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 14µg 20µg Banana
Choline 8.6mg 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0.5µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.009mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.139mg 0.05mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.008mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.112g Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.032g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Banana
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
15%
Banana
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Tamarind
14%
Banana

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 - 25)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Banana
Banana is lower in Sugar (difference - 26.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Banana
Banana is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.