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Tamarind vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tamarind and Cherry

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B2, however Cherry is higher in Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 33% more than Cherry.
  • Cherry contains 10 times less Magnesium than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 92mg of Magnesium, while Cherry contains 9mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Cherries, sour, red, 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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Cherry
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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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Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4176.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143
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 34% 77% 2% 0% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 0% 6% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4176.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Tamarind
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
10
Cherry

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 the food
Protein
17%
Tamarind
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
12%
Cherry
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tamarind Cherry
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Cherry
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 richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sugars (difference - 30.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.204g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tamarind Cherry Opinion
Calories 239 50 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 1 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.3 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 10 Cherry
Carbs 62.5 12.18 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.32 Tamarind
Calcium 74 16 Tamarind
Potassium 628 173 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 9 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 8.49 Cherry
Fiber 5.1 1.6 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.104 Cherry
Zinc 0.1 0.1
Starch
Phosphorus 113 15 Tamarind
Sodium 28 3 Cherry
Vitamin A 30 1283 Cherry
Vitamin E 0.1 0.07 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.03 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.04 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.4 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.143
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.044 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 2.1 Tamarind
Folate 14 8 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.068 Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.082 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.09 Cherry
Tryptophan 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 3.51 Cherry

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 of 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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.