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Tamarind vs Guava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tamarind and Guava

  • Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, while Guava has more Vitamin C, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B5.
  • Guava's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 250% higher.
  • Guava contains 11 times less Iron than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 2.8mg of Iron, while Guava contains 0.26mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Tamarinds, raw and Guavas, common, raw.

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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
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Guava
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +976.9%
Contains more Magnesium +318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +167.4%

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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Guava
Contains more Vitamin B1 +538.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1980%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin C +6422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6
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 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +538.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1980%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin C +6422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Guava Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 8.92g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 2.55g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.95g Guava
Carbs 62.5g 14.32g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 68kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g 8.92g Guava
Fiber 5.1g 5.4g Guava
Calcium 74mg 18mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.26mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 22mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 40mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 417mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 2mg Guava
Zinc 0.1mg 0.23mg Guava
Copper 0.086mg 0.23mg Guava
Vitamin A 30IU 624IU Guava
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 228.3mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.067mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 1.084mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.451mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.11mg Guava
Folate 14µg 49µg Guava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 2.6µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.022mg Guava
Threonine mg 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine mg 0.093mg Guava
Leucine mg 0.171mg Guava
Lysine 0.139mg 0.072mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.016mg Guava
Phenylalanine mg 0.006mg Guava
Valine mg 0.087mg Guava
Histidine mg 0.022mg Guava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.272g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.087g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.401g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Guava
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
80
Guava
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
21
Guava

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
15%
Guava
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
14%
Guava
Fats
3%
Tamarind
4%
Guava

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 - 8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (difference - 29.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava 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 contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.272 g)
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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.