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Dates vs Persimmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Dates and Persimmon

  • Dates have more Potassium, and Phosphorus, however Persimmon have more Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Persimmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 73% more.
  • Dates have 2 times more Phosphorus than Persimmon. Dates have 62mg of Phosphorus, while Persimmon has 26mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Dates, deglet noor and Persimmons, native, 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
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +111.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.5%
Contains more Iron +145.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 58% 31% 69% 8% 27% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 94% 9% 28% 0% 0% 0% 12% 1%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +111.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.5%
Contains more Iron +145.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Dates
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +16400%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 1% 0% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 0% 7% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +16400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dates Persimmon Opinion
Calories 282kcal 127kcal Dates
Protein 2.45g 0.8g Dates
Fats 0.39g 0.4g Persimmon
Vitamin C 0.4mg 66mg Persimmon
Net carbs 67.03g 33.5g Dates
Carbs 75.03g 33.5g Dates
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Dates
Iron 1.02mg 2.5mg Persimmon
Calcium 39mg 27mg Dates
Potassium 656mg 310mg Dates
Magnesium 43mg mg Dates
Sugar 63.35g g Persimmon
Fiber 8g g Dates
Copper 0.206mg mg Dates
Zinc 0.29mg mg Dates
Starch g g
Phosphorus 62mg 26mg Dates
Sodium 2mg 1mg Persimmon
Vitamin A 10IU IU Dates
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Dates
Vitamin D 0µg µg Dates
Vitamin B1 0.052mg mg Dates
Vitamin B2 0.066mg mg Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274mg mg Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589mg mg Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165mg mg Dates
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.7µg µg Dates
Folate 19µg µg Dates
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.032g g Persimmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g g Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019g g Dates
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.014mg Persimmon
Threonine 0.043mg 0.041mg Dates
Isoleucine 0.049mg 0.035mg Dates
Leucine 0.084mg 0.058mg Dates
Lysine 0.066mg 0.045mg Dates
Methionine 0.022mg 0.007mg Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05mg 0.036mg Dates
Valine 0.071mg 0.042mg Dates
Histidine 0.032mg 0.016mg Dates
Fructose 19.56g g Dates

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Dates Persimmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
12
Dates
18
Persimmon
Mineral Summary Score
30
Dates
18
Persimmon

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
15%
Dates
5%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
34%
Persimmon
Fats
2%
Dates
2%
Persimmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 63.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dates
Dates is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Dates
Dates is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/nutrients
  2. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/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.