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Tamarind vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tamarind and Papaya different?

  • Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, while Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 64% more than Tamarind.
  • Tamarind contains 19 times more Vitamin B1 than Papaya. Tamarind contains 0.428mg of Vitamin B1, while Papaya contains 0.023mg.

Tamarinds, raw and Papayas, 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
Contains more Iron +1020%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Magnesium +338.1%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +1030%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +1020%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +245.1%
Contains more Magnesium +338.1%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +1030%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1760.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1640%
Contains more Vitamin A +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1760.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1640%
Contains more Vitamin A +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6

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 Papaya
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 Papaya Opinion
Calories 239kcal 43kcal Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.47g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.26g Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 60.9mg Papaya
Net carbs 57.4g 9.12g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 10.82g Tamarind
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.8mg 0.25mg Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 20mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 182mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 21mg Tamarind
Sugar 38.8g 7.82g Papaya
Fiber 5.1g 1.7g Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.045mg Tamarind
Zinc 0.1mg 0.08mg Tamarind
Starch g 0g Papaya
Phosphorus 113mg 10mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 8mg Papaya
Vitamin A 30IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.023mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.027mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.357mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.038mg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 2.6µg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 37µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.081g Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.072g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.058g Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.008mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine mg 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine 0.139mg 0.025mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.002mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Papaya
Valine mg 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine mg 0.005mg Papaya
Fructose g 3.73g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Papaya
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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
11%
Papaya
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Papaya

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 - 36)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 30.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.191g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.