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Blueberry vs Cranberry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Blueberry and Cranberry

  • Cranberry is richer than Blueberry in Vitamin C.
  • Cranberry covers your daily Vitamin C needs 13% more than Blueberry.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Blueberries, raw and Cranberry, low bush or lingenberry, raw (Alaska Native).

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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 more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 11% 5% 6% 7% 1% 5% 19%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%

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 B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +116.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 12% 0% 33% 10% 10% 8% 8% 12% 5% 0% 49%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 0% 0% 70% 5% 19% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +116.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Blueberry Cranberry Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 12.2g Cranberry
Protein 0.74g 0.4g Blueberry
Fats 0.33g 0.5g Cranberry
Carbs 14.49g 12.2g Blueberry
Calories 57kcal 55kcal Blueberry
Starch 0.03g g Blueberry
Fructose 4.97g g Blueberry
Sugar 9.96g g Cranberry
Fiber 2.4g g Blueberry
Calcium 6mg 26mg Cranberry
Iron 0.28mg 0.4mg Cranberry
Magnesium 6mg mg Blueberry
Phosphorus 12mg 21mg Cranberry
Potassium 77mg mg Blueberry
Sodium 1mg mg Cranberry
Zinc 0.16mg mg Blueberry
Copper 0.057mg mg Blueberry
Vitamin A 54IU 90IU Cranberry
Vitamin E 0.57mg mg Blueberry
Vitamin D 0IU IU Blueberry
Vitamin D 0µg µg Blueberry
Vitamin C 9.7mg 21mg Cranberry
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.02mg Blueberry
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.08mg Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.4mg Blueberry
Vitamin B5 0.124mg mg Blueberry
Vitamin B6 0.052mg mg Blueberry
Folate 6µg µg Blueberry
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Blueberry
Vitamin K 19.3µg µg Blueberry
Tryptophan 0.003mg mg Blueberry
Threonine 0.02mg mg Blueberry
Isoleucine 0.023mg mg Blueberry
Leucine 0.044mg mg Blueberry
Lysine 0.013mg mg Blueberry
Methionine 0.012mg mg Blueberry
Phenylalanine 0.026mg mg Blueberry
Valine 0.031mg mg Blueberry
Histidine 0.011mg mg Blueberry
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cranberry
Trans Fat 0g g Cranberry
Saturated Fat 0.028g g Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.047g g Blueberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.146g g Blueberry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Blueberry Cranberry
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
12
Blueberry
9
Cranberry
Mineral Summary Score
7
Blueberry
4
Cranberry

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%
Blueberry
2%
Cranberry
Carbohydrates
14%
Blueberry
12%
Cranberry
Fats
2%
Blueberry
2%
Cranberry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Cranberry
Cranberry is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Blueberry
Blueberry is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Blueberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171711/nutrients
  2. Cranberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169805/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.