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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" charts 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 more Selenium +1200%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28% 7% 1%
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 more Selenium +1200%
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" charts 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 Choline +68.6%
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 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 5% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 3% 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 Choline +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +57.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pear
Contains more Protein +677.8%
Contains more Fats +328.6%
Contains more Carbs +310.4%
Contains more Other +771%
Contains more Water +167.4%
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
15% 84%
Protein: 0.36 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 15.23 g
Water: 83.96 g
Other: 0.31 g
Contains more Protein +677.8%
Contains more Fats +328.6%
Contains more Carbs +310.4%
Contains more Other +771%
Contains more Water +167.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pear
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +115.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.3%
53% 35% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
11% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.084 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.094 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +115.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Fructose 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
Manganese 0.048mg Pear
Selenium 1.3µg 0.1µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 25IU Tamarind
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 1µg Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.12mg Pear
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
Choline 8.6mg 5.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 2.8µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.002mg Tamarind
Threonine 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.139mg 0.017mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.002mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg Pear
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Tamarind
5%
Pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Tamarind
7%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.