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Tamarind vs Pomelo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tamarind and Pomelo?

  • Tamarind is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, yet Pomelo is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Pomelo's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 64% more.
  • Tamarind has 25 times more Iron than Pomelo. While Tamarind has 2.8mg of Iron, Pomelo has only 0.11mg.

We used Tamarinds, raw and Pummelo, 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
Contains more Calcium +1750%
Contains more Iron +2445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%
Contains more Potassium +190.7%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 5% 8% 20% 1% 3% 16%
Contains more Calcium +1750%
Contains more Iron +2445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1433.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%
Contains more Potassium +190.7%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
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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Pomelo
Contains more Vitamin A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1158.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1642.9%
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 1% 0% 0% 204% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1158.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +463%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1642.9%

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 Pomelo
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 Pomelo Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 8.62g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.76g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.04g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 9.62g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 38kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g g Pomelo
Fiber 5.1g 1g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 4mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.11mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 6mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 17mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 216mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 1mg Pomelo
Zinc 0.1mg 0.08mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.048mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 8IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 61mg Pomelo
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.034mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.027mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.22mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.036mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.8µg µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg mg Tamarind
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.139mg mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg mg Tamarind
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g g Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Pomelo
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
19
Pomelo
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
7
Pomelo

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%
Pomelo
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
10%
Pomelo
Fats
3%
Tamarind
0%
Pomelo

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 - 55)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pomelo
Pomelo contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pomelo
Pomelo is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/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.