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Tamarind vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tamarind and Lime

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2 and Fiber, while Lime has more Vitamin C.
  • Tamarind's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 33% higher.
  • Lime contains 15 times less Magnesium than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 92mg of Magnesium, while Lime contains 6mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Tamarinds, raw and Limes, 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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Lime
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Potassium +515.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 10% 9% 5% 22% 3% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Potassium +515.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.11

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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Lime
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +731.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
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 97% 3% 5% 0% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 0% 2% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +731.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Tamarind
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
10
Lime

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 the food
Protein
17%
Tamarind
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
11%
Lime
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Lime

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tamarind Lime
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Lime
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 9)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lime
Lime contains less Sugars (difference - 37.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lime
Lime contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.25g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lime
Lime 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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tamarind Lime Opinion
Calories 239 30 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 0.7 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.2 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 29.1 Lime
Carbs 62.5 10.54 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.6 Tamarind
Calcium 74 33 Tamarind
Potassium 628 102 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 6 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 1.69 Lime
Fiber 5.1 2.8 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.065 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.11 Lime
Starch
Phosphorus 113 18 Tamarind
Sodium 28 2 Lime
Vitamin A 30 50 Lime
Vitamin E 0.1 0.22 Lime
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.03 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.02 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.2 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.217 Lime
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.043 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0.6 Tamarind
Folate 14 8 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.022 Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.019 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.055 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018 0.003 Tamarind
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.139 0.014 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.002 Tamarind
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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 of 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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.