Tamarind nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Carbs in Tamarind
Tamarind is a sweet leguminous tree fruit. It means it is a carbohydrate-rich food. 100g of Tamarind provides 62.5g carbs or 21% of the daily carbohydrate needs.
So, if you were in Africa and found only Tamarinds, you would have to eat 440g of it to meet your daily requirements.
Carbs per serving size
The Tamarind is served in one cup (120g). This quantity of fruit contains 75g of carbs.
Carbohydrate type breakdown
In 100g of Tamarind, 38.8g of carbs are sugars. The fiber content of this food equals 5.1g per 100g.
Soluble or insoluble fiber
According to study (1), dietary fiber components of Tamarind are lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose. These three are insoluble fiber molecules that support bowel health.
Fiber content ratio for Tamarind
Tamarind net carbs
We can calculate the net carbs of Tamarind by subtracting the fiber content from the total carbs.
Tamarind contains 62.5g carbs, 5.1g of which is dietary fiber. Therefore, net carbs in Tamarind are 57.4g per 100g of fruit.
100g of Tamarind has 239 calories in it. It is an average-calorie food. These calories probably come from the 62.5g carb and 2.8g protein content of Tamarind. 100g of this fruit covers 12% of the daily calorie needs.
Calories per serving size
The serving size for Tamarind is one cup pulp (120g). This amount has 287 calories in it.
Tamarind is higher in calories than 60% of foods.
The calorie content of Tamarind and some other foods is shown in the table below.
|Food||Calories per 100 grams|
The table below illustrates how long it takes to burn 287 calories (1 cup of Tamarind) and the recommended type of activity. The period was estimated using the MET technique (Metabolic Equivalent of a Task) (2) (3).
|1 cup - 70kg person||1 cup - 100 kg person|
|Walking||71 min||49 min|
|Cycling||33 min||23 min|
|Running||36 min||25 min|
Important nutritional characteristics for Tamarind
Tamarind Glycemic index (GI)
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Protein quality breakdown
Fat type information
All nutrients for Tamarind per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Net carbs||N/A||15%||57.4g||1.1 times more than Chocolate|
|Protein||7%||72%||2.8g||Equal to Broccoli|
|Fats||1%||79%||0.6g||55.5 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||21%||15%||62.5g||2.2 times more than Rice|
|Calories||12%||40%||239kcal||5.1 times more than Orange|
|Sugar||N/A||26%||38.8g||4.3 times more than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||20%||18%||5.1g||2.1 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||7%||27%||74mg||1.7 times less than Milk|
|Iron||35%||24%||2.8mg||1.1 times more than Beef|
|Magnesium||22%||15%||92mg||1.5 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||16%||61%||113mg||1.6 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||18%||10%||628mg||4.3 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||1%||79%||28mg||17.5 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||1%||91%||0.1mg||63.1 times less than Beef|
|Copper||10%||59%||0.09mg||1.7 times less than Shiitake|
|Vitamin A||1%||55%||30IU||556.9 times less than Carrot|
|Vitamin E||1%||86%||0.1mg||14.6 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin C||4%||32%||3.5mg||15.1 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||36%||20%||0.43mg||1.6 times more than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||12%||57%||0.15mg||1.2 times more than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||12%||59%||1.94mg||4.9 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||3%||85%||0.14mg||7.9 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||5%||73%||0.07mg||1.8 times less than Oat|
|Folate||4%||54%||14µg||4.4 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||2%||61%||2.8µg||36.3 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||93%||0.02mg||16.9 times less than Chicken meat|
|Lysine||0%||89%||0.14mg||3.3 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||95%||0.01mg||6.9 times less than Quinoa|
|Saturated Fat||1%||75%||0.27g||21.7 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||N/A||79%||0.18g||54.1 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||N/A||89%||0.06g||799.6 times less than Walnut|
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Tamarind nutrition infographic
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.