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Tamarind vs Fruit salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tamarind and Fruit salad

  • Fruit salad has less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Calcium.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 35% more than Fruit salad.
  • Fruit salad contains 12 times less Magnesium than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 92mg of Magnesium, while Fruit salad contains 8mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids.

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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 +1020%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Potassium +441.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +1020%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Potassium +441.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +707.1%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%

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 +3790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +444.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.4%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.3
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 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +444.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.4%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.3

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 Fruit salad
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Fruit salad Opinion
Calories 239kcal 50kcal Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.51g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.03g Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 3.3mg Tamarind
Net carbs 57.4g 12.05g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 13.05g Tamarind
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.8mg 0.25mg Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 11mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 116mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 8mg Tamarind
Sugar 38.8g g Fruit salad
Fiber 5.1g 1g Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.05mg Tamarind
Zinc 0.1mg 0.14mg Fruit salad
Starch g g
Phosphorus 113mg 14mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 5mg Fruit salad
Vitamin A 30IU 600IU Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.011mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.356mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.053mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.027mg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg µg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 3µg Tamarind
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.004g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.005g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.011g 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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Fruit salad
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
6
Fruit salad
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
7
Fruit salad

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
3%
Fruit salad
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
13%
Fruit salad
Fats
3%
Tamarind
0%
Fruit salad

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 - 31)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.268g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.