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Tamarind vs Durian - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tamarind and Durian

  • Tamarind has more Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, however Durian has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Copper, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tamarind is 30% higher.
  • Durian has 12 times less Calcium than Tamarind. Tamarind has 74mg of Calcium, while Durian has 6mg.

Food types used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Durian, raw or frozen.

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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 +551.2%
Contains more Magnesium +206.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +140.7%
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% 17% 22% 17% 39% 1% 8% 69%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Iron +551.2%
Contains more Magnesium +206.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Copper +140.7%

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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Durian
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +462.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +378.8%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
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% 0% 0% 66% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 27% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +462.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +378.8%
Contains more Folate +157.1%

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 Durian
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 Durian Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 23.29g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.47g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 5.33g Durian
Carbs 62.5g 27.09g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 147kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g g Durian
Fiber 5.1g 3.8g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 6mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.43mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 30mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 39mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 436mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 2mg Durian
Zinc 0.1mg 0.28mg Durian
Copper 0.086mg 0.207mg Durian
Vitamin A 30IU 44IU Durian
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 19.7mg Durian
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.374mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.2mg Durian
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 1.074mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.23mg Durian
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.316mg Durian
Folate 14µg 36µg Durian
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg µg Tamarind
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 g Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Durian
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
28
Durian
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
21
Durian

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
9%
Durian
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
27%
Durian
Fats
3%
Tamarind
25%
Durian

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 - 26)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Durian
Durian is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Durian
Durian contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Durian
Durian is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.