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Currant vs Peruvian groundcherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Currant and Peruvian groundcherry

  • Currant has more Vitamin C, however Peruvian groundcherry has more Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B1.
  • Currant's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 33% more.
  • Currant has 4 times more Calcium than Peruvian groundcherry. Currant has 33mg of Calcium, while Peruvian groundcherry has 9mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Currants, red and white, raw and Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), 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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Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Equal in Iron - 1
Equal in Phosphorus - 40
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Equal in Iron - 1
Equal in 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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Contains more Vitamin C +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +1614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2700%
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 37% 44% 0% 0% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +1614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2700%

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
14
Peruvian groundcherry
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
7
Peruvian groundcherry

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
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Fats
1%
Currant
3%
Peruvian groundcherry

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 Peruvian groundcherry
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Currant Peruvian groundcherry
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 contains less Sugars?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sugars (difference - 7.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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)

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 Peruvian groundcherry Opinion
Calories 56 53 Currant
Protein 1.4 1.9 Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.2 0.7 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin C 41 11 Currant
Carbs 13.8 11.2 Currant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Currant
Iron 1 1
Calcium 33 9 Currant
Potassium 275 Currant
Magnesium 13 Currant
Sugars 7.37 Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 4.3 Currant
Copper 0.107 Currant
Zinc 0.23 Currant
Starch
Phosphorus 44 40 Currant
Sodium 1 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A 42 720 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.1 Currant
Vitamin D 0 Currant
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.11 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.04 Currant
Vitamin B3 0.1 2.8 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.064 Currant
Vitamin B6 0.07 Currant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 11 Currant
Folate 8 Currant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 Currant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088 Currant
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 3.53 Currant

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. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/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.