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Tamarind vs Melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tamarind and Melon

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however Melon is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Tamarind covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 34% more than Melon.
  • Melon contains 23 times less Phosphorus than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 113mg of Phosphorus, while Melon contains 5mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Melons, casaba, 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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Melon
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Iron +723.5%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +2160%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains less Sodium -67.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 13% 8% 3% 17% 2% 2% 20%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Iron +723.5%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +2160%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Contains less Sodium -67.9%

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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Melon
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2753.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +735.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +12%
Contains more Vitamin C +522.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147%
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 0% 1% 0% 73% 4% 8% 5% 6% 38% 6% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2753.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +735.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +12%
Contains more Vitamin C +522.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147%

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 Melon
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 Melon Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 5.68g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.11g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.1g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 6.58g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 28kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g 5.69g Melon
Fiber 5.1g 0.9g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 11mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.34mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 11mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 5mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 182mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 9mg Melon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.06mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 0IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.05mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 21.8mg Melon
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.015mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.031mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.232mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.084mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.163mg Melon
Folate 14µg 8µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 2.5µg 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 0.025g Melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.002g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.039g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Melon
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
12
Melon
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
8
Melon

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%
Melon
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
7%
Melon
Fats
3%
Tamarind
0%
Melon

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 - 39)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Melon
Melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 33.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Melon
Melon contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Melon
Melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.247g)
Which food is cheaper?
Melon
Melon is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169093/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.