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Tamarind vs Common fig - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tamarind and Common fig

  • Common fig contains less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Fiber and Vitamin B2 than Tamarind.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 31% higher.
  • Common fig contains 8 times less Phosphorus than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 113mg of Phosphorus, while Common fig contains 14mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Common fig is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Tamarinds, raw and Figs, 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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Contains more Iron +656.8%
Contains more Calcium +111.4%
Contains more Potassium +170.7%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 11% 21% 13% 24% 5% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +656.8%
Contains more Calcium +111.4%
Contains more Potassium +170.7%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +613.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
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 7% 9% 3% 0% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 0% 12% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +613.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11

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
9
Common fig
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
11
Common fig

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
5%
Common fig
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
19%
Common fig
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Common fig

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 Common fig
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Common fig
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 - 38)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Common fig
Common fig contains less Sugars (difference - 22.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common fig
Common fig contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food is cheaper?
Common fig
Common fig is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Common fig Opinion
Calories 239 74 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 0.75 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.3 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 2 Tamarind
Carbs 62.5 19.18 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.37 Tamarind
Calcium 74 35 Tamarind
Potassium 628 232 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 17 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 16.26 Common fig
Fiber 5.1 2.9 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.07 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.15 Common fig
Starch
Phosphorus 113 14 Tamarind
Sodium 28 1 Common fig
Vitamin A 30 142 Common fig
Vitamin E 0.1 0.11 Common fig
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.06 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.05 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.4 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.3 Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.113 Common fig
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 4.7 Common fig
Folate 14 6 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.06 Common fig
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.066 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.144 Common fig
Tryptophan 0.018 0.006 Tamarind
Threonine 0.024 Common fig
Isoleucine 0.023 Common fig
Leucine 0.033 Common fig
Lysine 0.139 0.03 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.006 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.018 Common fig
Valine 0.028 Common fig
Histidine 0.011 Common fig
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.