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Goji berries vs. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Goji berries and Pitanga (Surinam cherry)?

  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has less Iron, Vitamin C, and Calcium than Goji berries.
  • Goji berries' daily need coverage for Iron is 83% higher.
  • Goji berries have 99 times more Sodium than Pitanga (Surinam cherry). Goji berries have 298mg of Sodium, while Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has 3mg.

We used Goji berries, dried and Pitanga, (surinam-cherry), 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +2011.1%
Contains more Iron +3300%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 57% 255% 0% 0% 0% 39% 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 +2011.1%
Contains more Iron +3300%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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 A +1688.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +84%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1609% 0% 0% 161% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 A +1688.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +84%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1682.5%
Contains more Carbs +928.8%
Contains more Other +58%
Contains more Water +1110.8%
Equal in Fats - 0.4
14% 77% 8%
Protein: 14.26 g
Fats: 0.39 g
Carbs: 77.06 g
Water: 7.5 g
Other: 0.79 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 +1682.5%
Contains more Carbs +928.8%
Contains more Other +58%
Contains more Water +1110.8%
Equal in Fats - 0.4

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goji berries Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Opinion
Net carbs 64.06g 7.49g Goji berries
Protein 14.26g 0.8g Goji berries
Fats 0.39g 0.4g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Carbs 77.06g 7.49g Goji berries
Calories 349kcal 33kcal Goji berries
Sugar 45.61g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Fiber 13g Goji berries
Calcium 190mg 9mg Goji berries
Iron 6.8mg 0.2mg Goji berries
Magnesium 12mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Phosphorus 11mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Potassium 103mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Sodium 298mg 3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A 26822IU 1500IU Goji berries
Vitamin A RAE 75µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin C 48.4mg 26.3mg Goji berries
Vitamin B1 0.03mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B2 0.04mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B3 0.3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Threonine 0.358mg Goji berries
Isoleucine 0.261mg Goji berries
Leucine 0.456mg Goji berries
Lysine 0.233mg Goji berries
Methionine 0.087mg Goji berries
Phenylalanine 0.271mg Goji berries
Valine 0.316mg Goji berries
Histidine 0.157mg Goji berries

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Goji berries Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
136%
Goji berries
15%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Goji berries
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Sugar (difference - 45.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) contains less Sodium (difference - 295mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Goji berries - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173032/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.