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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 Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +515.7%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Contains more Calcium +124.2%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +527.8%
Contains more Potassium +515.7%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
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 Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +731.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 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 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +731.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%

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 Lime
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 Lime Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 7.74g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.7g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.2g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 10.54g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 30kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 5.1g 2.8g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 33mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.6mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 6mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 18mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 102mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 2mg Lime
Zinc 0.1mg 0.11mg Lime
Copper 0.086mg 0.065mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 50IU Lime
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 29.1mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.03mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.02mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.2mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.217mg Lime
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.043mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 8µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0.6µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.003mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.139mg 0.014mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.002mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.022g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.019g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.055g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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 is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.