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Tamarind vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Tamarind and Lemon

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Fiber, and Copper, however Lemon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 55% more.
  • Tamarind contains 19 times more Vitamin B3 than Lemon. Tamarind contains 1.938mg of Vitamin B3, while Lemon contains 0.1mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Tamarinds, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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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Lemon
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +355.1%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
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% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +355.1%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%

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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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +970%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1838%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
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 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +970%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1838%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
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 Lemon
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 Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 6.52g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.1g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.3g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 9.32g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 29kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 5.1g 2.8g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 26mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.6mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 8mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 16mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 138mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.06mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.037mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 22IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.02mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 14µg 11µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0µg 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 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.011g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.089g Lemon

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Tamarind Lemon
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
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
9
Lemon

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
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
9%
Lemon
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Lemon

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 - 23)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 36.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.233g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon 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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.