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Apple vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Apple and Cherry?

  • Apple has less Copper, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C than Cherry.
  • Apple has 2 times more Fiber than Cherry. Apple has 2.4g of Fiber, while Cherry has 1.6g.
  • Cherry contains less Sugar.

We used Apples, raw, with skin and Cherries, sour, red, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Apple
1
:
7
Cherry
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +61.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +285.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Iron +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +61.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +285.2%

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
Apple
2
:
8
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +339.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.044
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2275.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +339.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.044
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 11.41g 10.58g Apple
Protein 0.26g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.17g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 13.81g 12.18g Apple
Calories 52kcal 50kcal Apple
Starch 0.05g g Apple
Fructose 5.9g 3.51g Apple
Sugar 10.39g 8.49g Cherry
Fiber 2.4g 1.6g Apple
Calcium 6mg 16mg Cherry
Iron 0.12mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 5mg 9mg Cherry
Phosphorus 11mg 15mg Cherry
Potassium 107mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium 1mg 3mg Apple
Zinc 0.04mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.027mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 54IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.07mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.6mg 10mg Cherry
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.143mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.044mg Cherry
Folate 3µg 8µg Cherry
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 2.1µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg mg Apple
Lysine 0.012mg mg Apple
Methionine 0.001mg mg Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006mg mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg mg Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.068g Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Cherry
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
5
Apple
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
4
Apple
10
Cherry

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
2%
Apple
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
12%
Cherry
Fats
1%
Apple
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.