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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 Sugar 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
Contains more Calcium +111.4%
Contains more Iron +656.8%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Potassium +170.7%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24%
Contains more Calcium +111.4%
Contains more Iron +656.8%
Contains more Magnesium +441.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Potassium +170.7%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%

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 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 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 12%
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

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 Common fig
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 Common fig Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 16.28g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.75g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.3g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 19.18g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 74kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g 16.26g Common fig
Fiber 5.1g 2.9g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 35mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.37mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 17mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 14mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 232mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Common fig
Zinc 0.1mg 0.15mg Common fig
Copper 0.086mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 142IU Common fig
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.11mg Common fig
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 2mg Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.06mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.05mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.4mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.3mg Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.113mg Common fig
Folate 14µg 6µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 4.7µg Common fig
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.006mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.024mg Common fig
Isoleucine mg 0.023mg Common fig
Leucine mg 0.033mg Common fig
Lysine 0.139mg 0.03mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.006mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.018mg Common fig
Valine mg 0.028mg Common fig
Histidine mg 0.011mg Common fig
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.06g Common fig
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.066g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.144g Common fig

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Common fig
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
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 food.
Protein
17%
Tamarind
5%
Common fig
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
19%
Common fig
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Common fig

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 is lower in Sugar?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in Sugar (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?
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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. 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.