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Tamarind vs Prune - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tamarind and Prune

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, while Prune has more Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B6, Fiber and Vitamin B5.
  • Prune covers your daily need of Vitamin K 47% more than Tamarind.
  • Tamarind contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Prune. While Tamarind contains 0.428mg of Vitamin B1, Prune contains only 0.051mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tamarinds, raw and Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked.

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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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Prune
Contains more Iron +201.1%
Contains more Calcium +72.1%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Copper +226.7%
Contains more Zinc +340%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 13% 65% 30% 94% 12% 30% 1%
Contains more Iron +201.1%
Contains more Calcium +72.1%
Contains more Magnesium +124.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Copper +226.7%
Contains more Zinc +340%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%

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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Prune
Contains more Vitamin C +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +739.2%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +2503.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2025%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.882
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 2% 47% 9% 0% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 0% 149% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +739.2%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +2503.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +330%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +195.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2025%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.882

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Tamarind
31
Prune
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
35
Prune

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 the food
Protein
17%
Tamarind
13%
Prune
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
64%
Prune
Fats
3%
Tamarind
2%
Prune

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tamarind Prune
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Prune
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 lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Prune
Prune contains less Sugars (difference - 0.66999999999999g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Prune
Prune contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Prune
Prune is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.184g)
Which food is cheaper?
Prune
Prune is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tamarind Prune Opinion
Calories 239 240 Prune
Protein 2.8 2.18 Tamarind
Fats 0.6 0.38 Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5 0.6 Tamarind
Carbs 62.5 63.88 Prune
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.8 0.93 Tamarind
Calcium 74 43 Tamarind
Potassium 628 732 Prune
Magnesium 92 41 Tamarind
Sugars 38.8 38.13 Prune
Fiber 5.1 7.1 Prune
Copper 0.086 0.281 Prune
Zinc 0.1 0.44 Prune
Starch 5.11 Prune
Phosphorus 113 69 Tamarind
Sodium 28 2 Prune
Vitamin A 30 781 Prune
Vitamin E 0.1 0.43 Prune
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.428 0.051 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152 0.186 Prune
Vitamin B3 1.938 1.882 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143 0.422 Prune
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.205 Prune
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 59.5 Prune
Folate 14 4 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 Prune
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.088 Prune
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181 0.053 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059 0.062 Prune
Tryptophan 0.018 0.025 Prune
Threonine 0.049 Prune
Isoleucine 0.041 Prune
Leucine 0.066 Prune
Lysine 0.139 0.05 Tamarind
Methionine 0.014 0.016 Prune
Phenylalanine 0.052 Prune
Valine 0.056 Prune
Histidine 0.027 Prune
Fructose 12.45 Prune

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 of 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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.