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Tamarind vs Purple mangosteen - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tamarind and Purple mangosteen different?

  • Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium than Purple mangosteen.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tamarind is 31% higher.
  • Tamarind contains 14 times more Phosphorus than Purple mangosteen. While Tamarind contains 113mg of Phosphorus, Purple mangosteen contains only 8mg.

Tamarinds, raw and Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack are the varieties 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 +516.7%
Contains more Iron +833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +1208.3%
Contains more Copper +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +110%
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% 12% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6% 24%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +1208.3%
Contains more Copper +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +110%

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 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +692.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Folate +121.4%
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 3% 0% 0% 10% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 24% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +692.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Folate +121.4%

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 Purple mangosteen
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Purple mangosteen Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 16.11g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.41g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.58g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 17.91g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 73kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g g Purple mangosteen
Fiber 5.1g 1.8g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 12mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.3mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 13mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 8mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 48mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 7mg Purple mangosteen
Zinc 0.1mg 0.21mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.086mg 0.069mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 35IU Purple mangosteen
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 2.9mg Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.054mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.054mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.286mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.032mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 31µg Purple mangosteen
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 Purple mangosteen
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 Purple mangosteen
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
6
Purple mangosteen
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
8
Purple mangosteen

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
2%
Purple mangosteen
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
18%
Purple mangosteen
Fats
3%
Tamarind
3%
Purple mangosteen

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Tamarind
Tamarind is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen 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)

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. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.