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Custard apple vs. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Custard apple and Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

  • Custard apple has more Potassium, and Iron, however, Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C.
  • Custard apple has 4 times more Iron than Pitanga (Surinam cherry). Custard apple has 0.71mg of Iron, while Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has 0.2mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Custard-apple, (bullock's-heart), raw and Pitanga, (surinam-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 +233.3%
Contains more Iron +255%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +270.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 27% 13% 9% 34% 0.52% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 7.5% 8.6% 4.7% 9.1% 0.39% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +255%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +270.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4445.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +37%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 64% 20% 23% 9.4% 8.1% 51% 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 Choline Vitamin K 90% 0% 0% 88% 7.5% 9.2% 5.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4445.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +37%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +112.5%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +236.4%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Water +27%
2% 25% 72%
Protein: 1.7 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 25.2 g
Water: 71.5 g
Other: 1 g
7% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 7.49 g
Water: 90.81 g
Other: 0.5 g
Contains more Protein +112.5%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +236.4%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Water +27%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Custard apple Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Custard apple Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Opinion
Net carbs 22.8g 7.49g Custard apple
Protein 1.7g 0.8g Custard apple
Fats 0.6g 0.4g Custard apple
Carbs 25.2g 7.49g Custard apple
Calories 101kcal 33kcal Custard apple
Fiber 2.4g Custard apple
Calcium 30mg 9mg Custard apple
Iron 0.71mg 0.2mg Custard apple
Magnesium 18mg 12mg Custard apple
Phosphorus 21mg 11mg Custard apple
Potassium 382mg 103mg Custard apple
Sodium 4mg 3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A 33IU 1500IU Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 75µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin C 19.2mg 26.3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.03mg Custard apple
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.04mg Custard apple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.3mg Custard apple
Vitamin B5 0.135mg Custard apple
Vitamin B6 0.221mg Custard apple
Tryptophan 0.007mg Custard apple
Lysine 0.037mg Custard apple
Methionine 0.004mg Custard apple
Saturated Fat 0.231g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Custard apple Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
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
14%
Custard apple
15%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Custard apple
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.231g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Custard apple
Custard apple is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Custard apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171725/nutrients
  2. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169129/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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