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Tamarind vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tamarind and Grapefruit

  • Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tamarind is 34% higher.
  • Grapefruit has 10 times less Magnesium than Tamarind. Tamarind has 92mg of Magnesium, while Grapefruit has 9mg.

Food types used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 +236.4%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +365.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +922.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +365.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 +895.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3733.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +791.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.2%
Equal in Folate - 13
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 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +895.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3733.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +791.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.2%
Equal in Folate - 13

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 Grapefruit
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 Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 9.06g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.77g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.14g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 10.66g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 42kcal Tamarind
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Fructose g 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 38.8g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 5.1g 1.6g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 22mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.08mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 9mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 18mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 135mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.032mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.043mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.031mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.204mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.053mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 13µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.008mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.139mg 0.019mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.007mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.02g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.036g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Grapefruit
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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
6
Grapefruit

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%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Grapefruit

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?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 31.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.251g)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.