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Tamarind vs Persimmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tamarind and Persimmon?

  • Tamarind is higher in Phosphorus, and Potassium, yet Persimmon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Persimmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 69% more.
  • Tamarind has 4 times more Phosphorus than Persimmon. While Tamarind has 113mg of Phosphorus, Persimmon has only 26mg.

We used Tamarinds, raw and Persimmons, native, raw types 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 +12%
Contains more Calcium +174.1%
Contains more Potassium +102.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +334.6%
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 94% 9% 28% 0% 0% 0% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains more Calcium +174.1%
Contains more Potassium +102.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +334.6%
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 C +1785.7%
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 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +1785.7%

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
18
Persimmon
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
18
Persimmon

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
5%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
34%
Persimmon
Fats
3%
Tamarind
2%
Persimmon

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 Persimmon
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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Tamarind Persimmon
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 richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Persimmon Opinion
Calories 239 127 Tamarind
Protein 2.8 0.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.4 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 66 Persimmon
Carbs 62.5 33.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Tamarind
Iron 2.8 2.5 Tamarind
Calcium 74 27 Tamarind
Potassium 628 310 Tamarind
Magnesium 92 Tamarind
Sugar 38.8 Persimmon
Fiber 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.086 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 Tamarind
Starch
Phosphorus 113 26 Tamarind
Sodium 28 1 Persimmon
Vitamin A 30 Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 14 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 Persimmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018 0.014 Tamarind
Threonine 0.041 Persimmon
Isoleucine 0.035 Persimmon
Leucine 0.058 Persimmon
Lysine 0.139 0.045 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.007 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.036 Persimmon
Valine 0.042 Persimmon
Histidine 0.016 Persimmon
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. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/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.