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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Banana
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Magnesium +240.7%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.6%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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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 C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 29% 4% 2% 0% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 0% 2% 15%
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 C +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1

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
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
13
Banana

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
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
23%
Banana
Fats
3%
Tamarind
2%
Banana

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 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

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Tamarind Banana
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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Banana Opinion
Calories 239 89 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 1.09 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.33 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 8.7 Banana
Carbs 62.5 22.84 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.26 Tamarind
Calcium 74 5 Tamarind
Potassium 628 358 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 27 Tamarind
Sugar 38.8 12.23 Banana
Fiber 5.1 2.6 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.078 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.15 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 113 22 Tamarind
Sodium 28 1 Banana
Vitamin A 30 64 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.031 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.073 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.665 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.334 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.367 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0.5 Tamarind
Folate 14 20 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.112 Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.032 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.073 Banana
Tryptophan 0.018 0.009 Tamarind
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.139 0.05 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.008 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.077 Banana
Fructose 4.85 Banana

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. 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.