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Tamarind vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Tamarind and Mandarin orange

  • Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B2, however Mandarin orange is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Iron needs 33% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Mandarin orange has 8 times less Magnesium than Tamarind. Tamarind has 92mg of Magnesium, while Mandarin orange has 12mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Tamarinds, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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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Contains more Iron +1766.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +278.3%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +465%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +1766.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +278.3%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +465%
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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +637.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +662.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2170%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
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 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +637.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +415.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +662.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2170%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Folate +14.3%

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
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
8
Mandarin orange

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
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Mandarin orange

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 Mandarin orange
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 Mandarin orange
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 - 24)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sugars (difference - 28.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.233g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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 Mandarin orange Opinion
Calories 239 53 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 0.81 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.31 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 26.7 Mandarin orange
Carbs 62.5 13.34 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.15 Tamarind
Calcium 74 37 Tamarind
Potassium 628 166 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 12 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 10.58 Mandarin orange
Fiber 5.1 1.8 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.042 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.07 Tamarind
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 113 20 Tamarind
Sodium 28 2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 30 681 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.1 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.058 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.036 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.376 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.216 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.078 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0 Tamarind
Folate 14 16 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.039 Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.06 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.065 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.018 0.002 Tamarind
Threonine 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.139 0.032 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.002 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 Mandarin orange

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.