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Tamarind vs Gooseberry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tamarind and Gooseberry different?

  • Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however Gooseberry is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Tamarind is 32% higher.
  • Tamarind contains 9 times more Magnesium than Gooseberry. While Tamarind contains 92mg of Magnesium, Gooseberry contains only 10mg.

Tamarinds, raw and Gooseberries, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +196%
Contains more Iron +803.2%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +318.5%
Contains more Potassium +217.2%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 12% 8% 12% 18% 1% 4% 24%
Contains more Calcium +196%
Contains more Iron +803.2%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Phosphorus +318.5%
Contains more Potassium +217.2%
Contains more Copper +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%

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 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +546%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +691.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
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 18% 8% 0% 93% 10% 7% 6% 18% 19% 5% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +970%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +546%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +270%
Contains more Vitamin C +691.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Gooseberry Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 5.88g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.88g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.58g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 10.18g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 44kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g g Gooseberry
Fiber 5.1g 4.3g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 25mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.31mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 10mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 27mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 198mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Gooseberry
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Gooseberry
Copper 0.086mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 290IU Gooseberry
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.37mg Gooseberry
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 27.7mg Gooseberry
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.03mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.3mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.286mg Gooseberry
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.08mg Gooseberry
Folate 14µg 6µg Tamarind
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 0.038g Gooseberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.051g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.317g Gooseberry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Gooseberry
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
15
Gooseberry
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
10
Gooseberry

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
5%
Gooseberry
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
10%
Gooseberry
Fats
3%
Tamarind
3%
Gooseberry

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.234g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Gooseberry
Gooseberry 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. Gooseberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173030/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.