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Tamarind vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tamarind and Pineapple different?

  • Tamarind is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Calcium, while Pineapple is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Pineapple covers your daily need of Vitamin C 49% more than Tamarind.
  • Tamarind contains 14 times more Phosphorus than Pineapple. Tamarind contains 113mg of Phosphorus, while Pineapple contains 8mg.

Tamarinds, raw and Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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 Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Iron +865.5%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +476.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +27.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Calcium +469.2%
Contains more Iron +865.5%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +476.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Copper +27.9%

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 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1265.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1265.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%

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 Pineapple
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 Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 11.72g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.54g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.12g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 13.12g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 50kcal Tamarind
Starch g 0g Pineapple
Fructose g 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 38.8g 9.85g Pineapple
Fiber 5.1g 1.4g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 13mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.29mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 12mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 8mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 109mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.1mg 0.12mg Pineapple
Copper 0.086mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 30IU 58IU Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.02mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.079mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.032mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.5mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.213mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Folate 14µg 18µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0.7µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg 0.005mg Tamarind
Threonine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.139mg 0.026mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg 0.012mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.013g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.04g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
10
Pineapple

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%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
13%
Pineapple
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Pineapple

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 - 43)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Sugar (difference - 28.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.263g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.