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Tamarind vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tamarind and Common plum

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Calcium, while Common plum has more Vitamin C.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 33% higher.
  • Common plum contains 16 times less Iron than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 2.8mg of Iron, while Common plum contains 0.17mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Tamarinds, raw and Plums, 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 +1133.3%
Contains more Iron +1547.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Copper +50.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
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 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Iron +1547.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Copper +50.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +1428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.6%
Contains more Folate +180%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135
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 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 16%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.6%
Contains more Folate +180%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.135

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 plum
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 plum Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 10.02g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.7g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.28g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 11.42g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 46kcal Tamarind
Starch g 0g Common plum
Fructose g 3.07g Common plum
Sugar 38.8g 9.92g Common plum
Fiber 5.1g 1.4g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 6mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.17mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 7mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 16mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 157mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 0mg Common plum
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.086mg 0.057mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 345IU Common plum
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.26mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 9.5mg Common plum
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.028mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.026mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.417mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.135mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.029mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 5µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 6.4µg Common plum
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.009mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.01mg Common plum
Isoleucine mg 0.014mg Common plum
Leucine mg 0.015mg Common plum
Lysine 0.139mg 0.016mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.008mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.014mg Common plum
Valine mg 0.016mg Common plum
Histidine mg 0.009mg Common plum
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.017g Common plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.134g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.044g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Common plum
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 plum
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
7
Common plum

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
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
11%
Common plum
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Common plum

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 - 30)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Sugar (difference - 28.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
Which food is cheaper?
Common plum
Common plum is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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 plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.