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Tamarind vs Orange juice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tamarind and Orange juice different?

  • Tamarind is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, while Orange juice is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Orange juice covers your daily need of Vitamin C 52% more than Tamarind.
  • Tamarind contains 26 times more Fiber than Orange juice. Tamarind contains 5.1g of Fiber, while Orange juice contains 0.2g.

Tamarinds, raw and Orange juice, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +1300%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Potassium +214%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%
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 8% 4% 18% 8% 15% 2% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +1300%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Potassium +214%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%
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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Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65%
Contains more Vitamin K +2700%
Contains more Vitamin C +1328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
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 167% 12% 1% 0% 23% 7% 8% 12% 10% 0% 1% 23%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +375.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65%
Contains more Vitamin K +2700%
Contains more Vitamin C +1328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%

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
22
Orange juice
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
7
Orange juice

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%
Orange juice
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
10%
Orange juice
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Orange juice

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 Orange juice
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

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Tamarind Orange juice
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 - 27)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in Sugar (difference - 30.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.248g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange juice
Orange juice is cheaper (difference - $3)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Orange juice Opinion
Calories 239 45 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 0.7 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.2 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 50 Orange juice
Carbs 62.5 10.4 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.2 Tamarind
Calcium 74 11 Tamarind
Potassium 628 200 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 11 Tamarind
Sugar 38.8 8.4 Orange juice
Fiber 5.1 0.2 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 0.044 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.05 Tamarind
Starch
Phosphorus 113 17 Tamarind
Sodium 28 1 Orange juice
Vitamin A 30 200 Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.1 0.04 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.09 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.03 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 0.4 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.19 Orange juice
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.04 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0.1 Tamarind
Folate 14 30 Orange juice
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.024 Orange juice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.036 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.04 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018 0.002 Tamarind
Threonine 0.008 Orange juice
Isoleucine 0.008 Orange juice
Leucine 0.013 Orange juice
Lysine 0.139 0.009 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.003 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.009 Orange juice
Valine 0.011 Orange juice
Histidine 0.003 Orange juice
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 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. Orange juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169098/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.