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Tamarind vs Quince - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tamarind and Quince different?

  • Tamarind is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, while Quince is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 34% more than Quince.
  • Tamarind contains 12 times more Magnesium than Quince. Tamarind contains 92mg of Magnesium, while Quince contains 8mg.

Tamarinds, raw and Quinces, raw 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 +572.7%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%
Contains more Potassium +218.8%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Copper +51.2%
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% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +564.7%
Contains more Potassium +218.8%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Copper +51.2%

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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Quince
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
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 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +869%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%

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 Quince
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 Quince Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 13.4g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.4g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.1g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 15.3g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 57kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g g Quince
Fiber 5.1g 1.9g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 11mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.7mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 8mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 17mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 197mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 4mg Quince
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.13mg Quince
Vitamin A 30IU 40IU Quince
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 15mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.02mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.03mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.2mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.081mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.04mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 3µg 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 0.01g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g 0.036g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.05g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tamarind Quince
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
7
Quince
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
13
Quince

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%
Quince
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
15%
Quince
Fats
3%
Tamarind
0%
Quince

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 - 12)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quince
Quince contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.262g)
Which food is cheaper?
Quince
Quince is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
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. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/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.