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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 Sugars.

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 Iron +455.6%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +137.1%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +137.1%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Copper +30.5%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
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 C +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +68%
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 Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 137% 3% 2% 0% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 0% 28% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +853.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +68%
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 Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%

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
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 the food
Protein
8%
Currant
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
15%
Pear
Fats
1%
Currant
1%
Pear

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Currant Pear
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 cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Currant
Currant contains less Sugars (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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)

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

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. 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.