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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
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 less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
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% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
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 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" 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 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%
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 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% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 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%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1

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

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 g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 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
Vitamin A 30IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0.5µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.009mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.139mg 0.05mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.008mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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Tamarind Banana
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
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

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

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.