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Tamarind vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tamarind and Lychee?

  • Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Calcium, yet Lychee is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 76% higher.
  • Tamarind has 39 times more Vitamin B1 than Lychee. Tamarind has 0.428mg of Vitamin B1, while Lychee has 0.011mg.

We used Tamarinds, raw and Litchis, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +803.2%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +267.3%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.5%
Contains more Copper +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Iron +803.2%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +267.3%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.5%
Contains more Copper +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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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Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +1942.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Equal in Folate - 14
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 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3790.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +1942.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Equal in Folate - 14

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Lychee Opinion
Calories 239kcal 66kcal Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.83g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.44g Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 71.5mg Lychee
Net carbs 57.4g 15.23g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 16.53g Tamarind
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.8mg 0.31mg Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 5mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 171mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 10mg Tamarind
Sugar 38.8g 15.23g Lychee
Fiber 5.1g 1.3g Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.148mg Lychee
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Starch g g
Phosphorus 113mg 31mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Lychee
Vitamin A 30IU 0IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.011mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.065mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.603mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.1mg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0.4µg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 14µg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.099g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.12g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.132g Lychee
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.007mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.139mg 0.041mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.009mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Lychee
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
13
Lychee

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%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
17%
Lychee
Fats
3%
Tamarind
2%
Lychee

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 - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Sugar (difference - 23.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.173g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.