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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
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
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
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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 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%
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 C +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
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.
Cranberry Cherry
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 Cranberry Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 12.2g 10.58g Cranberry
Protein 0.4g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.5g 0.3g Cranberry
Carbs 12.2g 12.18g Cranberry
Calories 55kcal 50kcal Cranberry
Starch g g
Fructose g 3.51g Cherry
Sugar g 8.49g Cranberry
Fiber g 1.6g Cherry
Calcium 26mg 16mg Cranberry
Iron 0.4mg 0.32mg Cranberry
Magnesium mg 9mg Cherry
Phosphorus 21mg 15mg Cranberry
Potassium mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium mg 3mg Cranberry
Zinc mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 90IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Cherry
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cherry
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cherry
Vitamin C 21mg 10mg Cranberry
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.04mg Cranberry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.4mg
Vitamin B5 mg 0.143mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 mg 0.044mg Cherry
Folate µg 8µg Cherry
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cherry
Vitamin K µg 2.1µg 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 mg 0mg Cranberry
Trans Fat g 0g Cranberry
Saturated Fat g 0.068g Cranberry
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cranberry 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
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 food.
Protein
2%
Cranberry
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
12%
Cranberry
12%
Cherry
Fats
2%
Cranberry
1%
Cherry

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. 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.