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Tamarind vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tamarind and Pear

  • Pear contains less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Fiber, and Calcium than Tamarind.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Tamarind is 35% higher.
  • Pear has 16 times less Iron than Tamarind. Tamarind has 2.8mg of Iron, while Pear has 0.18mg.
  • Pear is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Pears, 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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Pear
Contains more Calcium +722.2%
Contains more Iron +1455.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +441.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +722.2%
Contains more Iron +1455.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +841.7%
Contains more Potassium +441.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Copper - 0.082

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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Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +57.1%
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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +57.1%

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 Pear
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 Pear Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 12.13g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.36g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.14g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 15.23g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 57kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.42g Pear
Sugar 38.8g 9.75g Pear
Fiber 5.1g 3.1g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 9mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.18mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 7mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 12mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 116mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.086mg 0.082mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 25IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 4.3mg Pear
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.012mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.026mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.161mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.049mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.029mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 7µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.002mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine mg 0.011mg Pear
Leucine mg 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.139mg 0.017mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.002mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.011mg Pear
Valine mg 0.017mg Pear
Histidine mg 0.002mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.084g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Pear
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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
15%
Pear
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Pear

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 - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pear
Pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 29.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.25g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.