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Currant vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Currant and Pear?

  • Pear has less Vitamin C, Iron, Manganese, and Vitamin K than Currant.
  • Currant's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 41% higher.
  • Currant has 6 times more Iron than Pear. Currant has 1mg of Iron, while Pear has 0.18mg.
  • Currant contains less Sugar.

We used Currants, red and white, raw and Pears, raw types in this comparison.

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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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Pear
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +137.1%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +137.1%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Equal in Sodium - 1

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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Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +68%
Contains more Vitamin C +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +141.4%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +68%
Contains more Vitamin C +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +141.4%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Pear Opinion
Net carbs 9.5g 12.13g Pear
Protein 1.4g 0.36g Currant
Fats 0.2g 0.14g Currant
Carbs 13.8g 15.23g Pear
Calories 56kcal 57kcal Pear
Starch g g
Fructose 3.53g 6.42g Pear
Sugar 7.37g 9.75g Currant
Fiber 4.3g 3.1g Currant
Calcium 33mg 9mg Currant
Iron 1mg 0.18mg Currant
Magnesium 13mg 7mg Currant
Phosphorus 44mg 12mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 116mg Currant
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.23mg 0.1mg Currant
Copper 0.107mg 0.082mg Currant
Vitamin A 42IU 25IU Currant
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 41mg 4.3mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.012mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.026mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.161mg Pear
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.049mg Currant
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.029mg Currant
Folate 8µg 7µg Currant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 11µg 4.4µg Currant
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Pear
Threonine mg 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine mg 0.011mg Pear
Leucine mg 0.019mg Pear
Lysine mg 0.017mg Pear
Methionine mg 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine mg 0.011mg Pear
Valine mg 0.017mg Pear
Histidine mg 0.002mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.022g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Currant Pear
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
18
Currant
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
8
Pear

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
8%
Currant
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
15%
Pear
Fats
1%
Currant
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Currant
Currant is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/nutrients
  2. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.