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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, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however Cherry is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • 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
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +775%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +653.3%
Contains more Potassium +263%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
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 Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4176.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143
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 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 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 Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4176.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.143

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 Cherry
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 10.58g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.3g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 12.18g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 50kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 38.8g 8.49g Cherry
Fiber 5.1g 1.6g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 16mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.32mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 9mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 15mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 173mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 3mg Cherry
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.086mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 30IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 10mg Cherry
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.03mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.4mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.143mg
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.044mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 8µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 2.1µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.139mg mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.068g Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.082g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Cherry
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
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 food.
Protein
17%
Tamarind
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
12%
Cherry
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Cherry

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 is lower in Sugar?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.