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Tamarind vs. Rose apple — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tamarind and Rose apple

  • Tamarind has more Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin B3, however, Rose apple has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tamarind is 34% higher.
  • Rose apple has 21 times less Vitamin B1 than Tamarind. Tamarind has 0.428mg of Vitamin B1, while Rose apple has 0.02mg.

Food types used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Rose-apples, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +155.2%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Magnesium +1740%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +410.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +437.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 105% 66% 49% 56% 4% 3% 29% 0% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 3% 4% 4% 11% 0% 2% 6% 4% 0%
Contains more Calcium +155.2%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Magnesium +1740%
Contains more Phosphorus +1312.5%
Contains more Potassium +410.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +437.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1030%
Contains more Vitamin C +537.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 0% 12% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 11% 0% 5% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 21% 0% 0% 75% 5% 7% 15% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1030%
Contains more Vitamin C +537.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +366.7%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +996.5%
Contains more Other +575%
Contains more Water +196.2%
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
6% 93%
Protein: 0.6 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.7 g
Water: 93 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +366.7%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Carbs +996.5%
Contains more Other +575%
Contains more Water +196.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tamarind Rose apple
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 Rose apple Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 5.7g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.6g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.3g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 5.7g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 25kcal Tamarind
Sugar 38.8g Rose apple
Fiber 5.1g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 29mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 5mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 8mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 123mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 0mg Rose apple
Zinc 0.1mg 0.06mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg 0.016mg Tamarind
Manganese 0.029mg Rose apple
Selenium 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 339IU Rose apple
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 17µg Rose apple
Vitamin E 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 22.3mg Rose apple
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.02mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.03mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.8mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg Tamarind
Choline 8.6mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 2.8µg Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.018mg Tamarind
Lysine 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg Tamarind
Saturated Fat 0.272g Rose apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Rose apple
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Tamarind
9%
Rose apple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Tamarind
4%
Rose apple

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 - 41)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rose apple
Rose apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rose apple
Rose apple contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rose apple
Rose apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rose apple
Rose apple is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tamarind - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167763/nutrients
  2. Rose apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168171/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.