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Tamarind vs Rambutan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tamarind and Rambutan

  • The amount of Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Calcium in Tamarind is higher than in Rambutan.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 35% more than Rambutan.
  • Tamarind contains 15 times more Potassium than Rambutan. While Tamarind contains 628mg of Potassium, Rambutan contains only 42mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tamarinds, raw and Rambutan, canned, syrup pack.

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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 +236.4%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1155.6%
Contains more Potassium +1395.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 14% 5% 4% 4% 2% 3% 22%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +1214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1155.6%
Contains more Potassium +1395.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.7%

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 A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +694.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%
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% 17% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +694.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%

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 Rambutan
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 Rambutan Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 19.97g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.65g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.21g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 20.87g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 82kcal Tamarind
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 38.8g g Rambutan
Fiber 5.1g 0.9g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 22mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.35mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 7mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 9mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 42mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 11mg Rambutan
Zinc 0.1mg 0.08mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.066mg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 3IU Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Tamarind
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tamarind
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 4.9mg Rambutan
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.013mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.022mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 1.352mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.018mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.02mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg 8µg 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 Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Rambutan
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
5
Rambutan
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tamarind
7
Rambutan

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
4%
Rambutan
Carbohydrates
63%
Tamarind
21%
Rambutan
Fats
3%
Tamarind
1%
Rambutan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Tamarind
Tamarind is cheaper (difference - $1)
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?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rambutan
Rambutan contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan 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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/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.