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Acerola vs. Apple — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Acerola and Apple

  • Acerola has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however, Apple has more Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Acerola is 1859% higher.
  • Apple has 4 times less Magnesium than Acerola. Acerola has 18mg of Magnesium, while Apple has 5mg.

Food types used in this article are Acerola, (west indian cherry), raw and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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.
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Apple
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +260%
Contains more Potassium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 13% 5% 13% 1% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9% 5% 0%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +260%
Contains more Potassium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 11

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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Apple
Contains more Vitamin A +1320.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +36369.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +339.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +406.6%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +355.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 47% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 8% 19% 3% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 2% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1320.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +36369.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +339.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +406.6%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +355.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Apple
Contains more Protein +53.8%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Contains more Carbs +79.6%
Equal in Water - 85.56
Equal in Other - 0.2
8% 91%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.69 g
Water: 91.41 g
Other: 0.2 g
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +53.8%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Contains more Carbs +79.6%
Equal in Water - 85.56
Equal in Other - 0.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Apple
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1071.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
33% 8% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.051 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1071.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Acerola Apple Opinion
Net carbs 6.59g 11.41g Apple
Protein 0.4g 0.26g Acerola
Fats 0.3g 0.17g Acerola
Carbs 7.69g 13.81g Apple
Calories 32kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch 0.05g Apple
Fructose 5.9g Apple
Sugar 10.39g Acerola
Fiber 1.1g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 12mg 6mg Acerola
Iron 0.2mg 0.12mg Acerola
Magnesium 18mg 5mg Acerola
Phosphorus 11mg 11mg
Potassium 146mg 107mg Acerola
Sodium 7mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.1mg 0.04mg Acerola
Copper 0.086mg 0.027mg Acerola
Manganese 0.035mg Apple
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Acerola
Vitamin A 767IU 54IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 3µg Acerola
Vitamin E 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin C 1677.6mg 4.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.017mg Acerola
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.026mg Acerola
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.091mg Acerola
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.061mg Acerola
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.041mg Apple
Folate 14µg 3µg Acerola
Choline 3.4mg Apple
Vitamin K 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg Apple
Lysine 0.012mg Apple
Methionine 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg Apple
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.028g Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.007g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.051g Acerola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Acerola 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
438%
Acerola
4%
Apple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Acerola
4%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.39g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Acerola
Acerola is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Acerola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171686/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.