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Tamarind vs Currant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tamarind and Currant?

  • Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, yet Currant is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Currant's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 42% higher.
  • Tamarind has 19 times more Vitamin B3 than Currant. Tamarind has 1.938mg of Vitamin B3, while Currant has 0.1mg.

We used Tamarinds, raw and Currants, red and white, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +124.2%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.8%
Contains more Potassium +128.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.8%
Contains more Potassium +128.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +24.4%

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 B1 +970%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1838%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.4%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +292.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.07
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 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +970%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1838%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.4%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +292.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.07

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 Currant
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 Currant Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 9.5g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.4g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.2g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 13.8g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 56kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g 3.53g Currant
Sugar 38.8g 7.37g Currant
Fiber 5.1g 4.3g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 33mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 1mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 13mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 44mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 275mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Currant
Zinc 0.1mg 0.23mg Currant
Copper 0.086mg 0.107mg Currant
Vitamin A 30IU 42IU Currant
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 41mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.05mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.064mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.07mg Currant
Folate 14µg 8µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 11µg Currant
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 0.017g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.028g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.088g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Currant
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
18
Currant
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
18
Currant

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
8%
Currant
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
14%
Currant
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Currant

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 - 2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Currant
Currant is lower in Sugar (difference - 31.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant 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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.