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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 Iron +180%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Potassium +128.4%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.8%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
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 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Potassium +128.4%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.8%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
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 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 C +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +292.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.07
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 137% 3% 2% 0% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 0% 28% 6%
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 C +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +292.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.07

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Currant
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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Currant Opinion
Calories 239 56 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 1.4 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.2 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 41 Currant
Carbs 62.5 13.8 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 1 Tamarind
Calcium 74 33 Tamarind
Potassium 628 275 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 13 Tamarind
Sugar 38.8 7.37 Currant
Fiber 5.1 4.3 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.107 Currant
Zinc 0.1 0.23 Currant
Starch
Phosphorus 113 44 Tamarind
Sodium 28 1 Currant
Vitamin A 30 42 Currant
Vitamin E 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.04 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.05 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.064 Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.07 Currant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 11 Currant
Folate 14 8 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.017 Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.028 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.088 Currant
Tryptophan 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 3.53 Currant

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.