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Cherry vs Cranberry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cherry and Cranberry

  • The amount of Vitamin C in Cranberry is higher than in Cherry.
  • Cranberry covers your daily need of Vitamin C 12% more than Cherry.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cherries, sour, red, 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 +62.5%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%

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
Cherry
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +1325.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
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 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 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 6% 0% 0% 70% 5% 19% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
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.
Cherry Cranberry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cherry Cranberry Opinion
Net carbs 10.58g 12.2g Cranberry
Protein 1g 0.4g Cherry
Fats 0.3g 0.5g Cranberry
Carbs 12.18g 12.2g Cranberry
Calories 50kcal 55kcal Cranberry
Starch g g
Fructose 3.51g g Cherry
Sugar 8.49g g Cranberry
Fiber 1.6g g Cherry
Calcium 16mg 26mg Cranberry
Iron 0.32mg 0.4mg Cranberry
Magnesium 9mg mg Cherry
Phosphorus 15mg 21mg Cranberry
Potassium 173mg mg Cherry
Sodium 3mg mg Cranberry
Zinc 0.1mg mg Cherry
Copper 0.104mg mg Cherry
Vitamin A 1283IU 90IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Cherry
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cherry
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cherry
Vitamin C 10mg 21mg Cranberry
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.02mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.08mg Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.4mg
Vitamin B5 0.143mg mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.044mg mg Cherry
Folate 8µg µg Cherry
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Cherry
Vitamin K 2.1µg µg Cherry
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cranberry
Trans Fat 0g g Cranberry
Saturated Fat 0.068g g Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry 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
14
Cherry
9
Cranberry
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cherry
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
6%
Cherry
2%
Cranberry
Carbohydrates
12%
Cherry
12%
Cranberry
Fats
1%
Cherry
2%
Cranberry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 - 0.068g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cranberry
Cranberry is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cherry
Cherry 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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.