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Tamarind vs. Rose hip — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tamarind and Rose hip

  • Tamarind has more Vitamin B1, Iron, and Phosphorus, however, Rose hip is higher in Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin E , Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, and Calcium.
  • Rose hip covers your daily Vitamin C needs 469% more than Tamarind.
  • Rose hip contains 27 times less Vitamin B1 than Tamarind. Tamarind contains 0.428mg of Vitamin B1, while Rose hip contains 0.016mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Rose Hips, wild (Northern Plains Indians).

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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 Iron +164.2%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +46.4%
Contains more Calcium +128.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +31.4%
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 51% 40% 50% 27% 38% 1% 7% 38% 134% 0%
Contains more Iron +164.2%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.2%
Contains more Potassium +46.4%
Contains more Calcium +128.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +31.4%

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 +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.1%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14383.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +5740%
Contains more Vitamin C +12071.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.2%
Contains more Choline +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +825%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.166
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 261% 117% 0% 1420% 4% 39% 25% 48% 18% 3% 0% 7% 65%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.1%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14383.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +5740%
Contains more Vitamin C +12071.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.2%
Contains more Choline +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +825%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.166

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +75%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Contains more Carbs +63.5%
Contains more Other +128.8%
Contains more Water +86.8%
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
38% 59%
Protein: 1.6 g
Fats: 0.34 g
Carbs: 38.22 g
Water: 58.66 g
Other: 1.18 g
Contains more Protein +75%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Contains more Carbs +63.5%
Contains more Other +128.8%
Contains more Water +86.8%

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 hip
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Rose hip Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 14.12g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 1.6g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.34g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 38.22g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 162kcal Tamarind
Fructose 1.16g Rose hip
Sugar 38.8g 2.58g Rose hip
Fiber 5.1g 24.1g Rose hip
Calcium 74mg 169mg Rose hip
Iron 2.8mg 1.06mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 69mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 61mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 429mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 4mg Rose hip
Zinc 0.1mg 0.25mg Rose hip
Copper 0.086mg 0.113mg Rose hip
Manganese 1.02mg Rose hip
Selenium 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU 4345IU Rose hip
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 217µg Rose hip
Vitamin E 0.1mg 5.84mg Rose hip
Vitamin C 3.5mg 426mg Rose hip
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.016mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.166mg Rose hip
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 1.3mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.8mg Rose hip
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.076mg Rose hip
Folate 14µg 3µg Tamarind
Choline 8.6mg 12mg Rose hip
Vitamin K 2.8µg 25.9µg Rose hip
Tryptophan 0.018mg Tamarind
Lysine 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg Tamarind
Saturated Fat 0.272g Rose hip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Rose hip
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
154%
Rose hip
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Tamarind
38%
Rose hip

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Sugar (difference - 36.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rose hip
Rose hip contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rose hip
Rose hip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rose hip
Rose hip is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 hip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168998/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.