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Watermelon vs Tamarind - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Watermelon and Tamarind different?

  • Watermelon is richer in Vitamin C, while Tamarind is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Tamarind covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 33% more than Watermelon.
  • Watermelon contains 2 times more Vitamin C than Tamarind. Watermelon contains 8.1mg of Vitamin C, while Tamarind contains 3.5mg.

Watermelon, raw and Tamarinds, 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 less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +1066.7%
Contains more Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +460.7%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +927.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 10% 8% 14% 3% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 23% 56% 66% 29% 3% 49% 4%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +1066.7%
Contains more Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +460.7%
Contains more Magnesium +820%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +927.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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 C +131.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1796.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1197%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +623.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +988.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2700%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 27% 35% 1% 0% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 0% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 2% 2% 0% 108% 36% 37% 9% 16% 0% 7% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1796.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1197%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +623.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +988.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2700%
Contains more Folate +366.7%

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
9
Watermelon
20
Tamarind
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
41
Tamarind

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
4%
Watermelon
17%
Tamarind
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
63%
Tamarind
Fats
1%
Watermelon
3%
Tamarind

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.
Watermelon Tamarind
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Watermelon Tamarind
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 32.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.256g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tamarind
Tamarind is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Tamarind Opinion
Calories 30 239 Tamarind
Protein 0.61 2.8 Tamarind
Fats 0.15 0.6 Tamarind
Vitamin C 8.1 3.5 Watermelon
Net carbs 7.150000095367432 57.400001525878906 Tamarind
Carbs 7.55 62.5 Tamarind
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.24 2.8 Tamarind
Calcium 7 74 Tamarind
Potassium 112 628 Tamarind
Magnesium 10 92 Tamarind
Sugar 6.2 38.8 Watermelon
Fiber 0.4 5.1 Tamarind
Copper 0.042 0.086 Tamarind
Zinc 0.1 0.1
Starch 0 Watermelon
Phosphorus 11 113 Tamarind
Sodium 1 28 Watermelon
Vitamin A 569 30 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.05 0.1 Tamarind
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.428 Tamarind
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.152 Tamarind
Vitamin B3 0.178 1.938 Tamarind
Vitamin B5 0.221 0.143 Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045 0.066 Tamarind
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 2.8 Tamarind
Folate 3 14 Tamarind
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 0.272 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 0.181 Tamarind
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.059 Tamarind
Tryptophan 0.007 0.018 Tamarind
Threonine 0.027 Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019 Watermelon
Leucine 0.018 Watermelon
Lysine 0.062 0.139 Tamarind
Methionine 0.006 0.014 Tamarind
Phenylalanine 0.015 Watermelon
Valine 0.016 Watermelon
Histidine 0.006 Watermelon
Fructose 3.36 Watermelon

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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/nutrients
  2. Tamarind - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167763/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.