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Tamarind vs. Sour cherry — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tamarind and Sour cherry

  • Sour cherry contains less Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium than Tamarind.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Tamarind is 34% higher.
  • Sour cherry has 12 times less Magnesium than Tamarind. Tamarind has 92mg of Magnesium, while Sour cherry has 8mg.
  • Sour cherry is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Tamarinds, raw and Cherries, sour, canned, water pack, drained.

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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 +572.7%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +446.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 105% 66% 48% 55% 3.7% 2.7% 29% 0% 7.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.3% 24% 5.7% 6.9% 10% 0.52% 1.9% 0% 7.7% 0%
Contains more Calcium +572.7%
Contains more Iron +337.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1050%
Contains more Phosphorus +606.3%
Contains more Potassium +446.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%

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 C +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1612%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.8% 2% 0% 12% 107% 35% 36% 8.6% 15% 11% 0% 4.7% 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 0% 0% 0% 1% 6.3% 15% 4.9% 2.5% 11% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin C +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1612%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +305.8%
Contains more Fats +185.7%
Contains more Carbs +498.1%
Contains more Other +694.1%
Contains more Water +181.2%
3% 63% 31% 3%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 62.5 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 2.7 g
10% 88%
Protein: 0.69 g
Fats: 0.21 g
Carbs: 10.45 g
Water: 88.31 g
Other: 0.34 g
Contains more Protein +305.8%
Contains more Fats +185.7%
Contains more Carbs +498.1%
Contains more Other +694.1%
Contains more Water +181.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tamarind Sour cherry
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tamarind Sour cherry Opinion
Net carbs 57.4g 9.25g Tamarind
Protein 2.8g 0.69g Tamarind
Fats 0.6g 0.21g Tamarind
Carbs 62.5g 10.45g Tamarind
Calories 239kcal 42kcal Tamarind
Fructose 2.79g Sour cherry
Sugar 38.8g 6.99g Sour cherry
Fiber 5.1g 1.2g Tamarind
Calcium 74mg 11mg Tamarind
Iron 2.8mg 0.64mg Tamarind
Magnesium 92mg 8mg Tamarind
Phosphorus 113mg 16mg Tamarind
Potassium 628mg 115mg Tamarind
Sodium 28mg 4mg Sour cherry
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Tamarind
Copper 0.086mg Tamarind
Manganese 0.059mg Sour cherry
Selenium 1.3µg Tamarind
Vitamin A 30IU Tamarind
Vitamin A RAE 2µg Tamarind
Vitamin E 0.1mg Tamarind
Vitamin C 3.5mg 0.3mg Tamarind
Vitamin B1 0.428mg 0.025mg Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.065mg Tamarind
Vitamin B3 1.938mg 0.26mg Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.041mg Tamarind
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.047mg Tamarind
Folate 14µg Tamarind
Choline 8.6mg Tamarind
Vitamin K 2.8µg 8.1µg Sour cherry
Tryptophan 0.018mg Tamarind
Lysine 0.139mg Tamarind
Methionine 0.014mg Tamarind
Saturated Fat 0.272g Sour cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.181g Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g Tamarind

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tamarind Sour cherry
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
5%
Sour cherry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Tamarind
6%
Sour cherry

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 - 18)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tamarind
Tamarind is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 31.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry is cheaper (difference - $3)

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. Sour cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167769/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.