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Currant vs. Acerola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Currant and Acerola

  • Currant has more Fiber, and Iron, however, Acerola is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Acerola covers your daily Vitamin C needs 1818% more than Currant.
  • Acerola contains 5 times less Iron than Currant. Currant contains 1mg of Iron, while Acerola contains 0.2mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Currants, red and white, raw and Acerola, (west indian cherry), 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 13% 5% 13% 1% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +677.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1726.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +3991.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +382.8%
Contains more Folate +75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 5% 28%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 47% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 8% 19% 3% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +677.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1726.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +3991.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +382.8%
Contains more Folate +75%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +250%
Contains more Carbs +79.5%
Contains more Other +225%
Contains more Fats +50%
Equal in Water - 91.41
14% 84%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.8 g
Water: 83.95 g
Other: 0.65 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.69 g
Water: 91.41 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +250%
Contains more Carbs +79.5%
Contains more Other +225%
Contains more Fats +50%
Equal in Water - 91.41

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.09
13% 21% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.028 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.088 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.09

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Currant Acerola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Acerola Opinion
Net carbs 9.5g 6.59g Currant
Protein 1.4g 0.4g Currant
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Acerola
Carbs 13.8g 7.69g Currant
Calories 56kcal 32kcal Currant
Fructose 3.53g Currant
Sugar 7.37g Acerola
Fiber 4.3g 1.1g Currant
Calcium 33mg 12mg Currant
Iron 1mg 0.2mg Currant
Magnesium 13mg 18mg Acerola
Phosphorus 44mg 11mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 146mg Currant
Sodium 1mg 7mg Currant
Zinc 0.23mg 0.1mg Currant
Copper 0.107mg 0.086mg Currant
Manganese 0.186mg Currant
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 42IU 767IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 38µg Acerola
Vitamin E 0.1mg Currant
Vitamin C 41mg 1677.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.02mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.06mg Acerola
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.4mg Acerola
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.309mg Acerola
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.009mg Currant
Folate 8µg 14µg Acerola
Choline 7.6mg Currant
Vitamin K 11µg Currant
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.068g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.082g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.09g Acerola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Currant Acerola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Currant
438%
Acerola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Currant
8%
Acerola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.37g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/nutrients
  2. Acerola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171686/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.