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Cranberry vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cranberry and Cherry

  • 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 Cranberry, low bush or lingenberry, raw (Alaska Native) and Cherries, sour, red, raw.

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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
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4
Cherry
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
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
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9
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin C +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 6% 0% 0% 5% 19% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 34% 77% 2% 0% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 0% 6% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Cranberry
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
4
Cranberry
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 the food
Protein
2%
Cranberry
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
12%
Cranberry
12%
Cherry
Fats
2%
Cranberry
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cranberry Cherry
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cranberry
Cranberry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sugars (difference - 8.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry
Cranberry contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cranberry Cherry Opinion
Calories 55 50 Cranberry
Protein 0.4 1 Cherry
Fats 0.5 0.3 Cranberry
Vitamin C 21 10 Cranberry
Carbs 12.2 12.18 Cranberry
Cholesterol 0 Cranberry
Vitamin D 0 Cherry
Iron 0.4 0.32 Cranberry
Calcium 26 16 Cranberry
Potassium 173 Cherry
Magnesium 9 Cherry
Sugars 8.49 Cranberry
Fiber 1.6 Cherry
Copper 0.104 Cherry
Zinc 0.1 Cherry
Starch
Phosphorus 21 15 Cranberry
Sodium 3 Cranberry
Vitamin A 90 1283 Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07 Cherry
Vitamin D 0 Cherry
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.03 Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.04 Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.4
Vitamin B5 0.143 Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.044 Cherry
Vitamin B12 0 Cherry
Vitamin K 2.1 Cherry
Folate 8 Cherry
Trans Fat 0 Cranberry
Saturated Fat 0.068 Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082 Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09 Cherry
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 3.51 Cherry

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cranberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169805/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.