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Grapefruit vs. Acerola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Grapefruit and Acerola

  • The amount of Vitamin C, and Copper in Acerola is higher than in Grapefruit.
  • Acerola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 1829% more than Grapefruit.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Acerola, (west indian 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 +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Equal in Potassium - 146
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11% 3% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 13% 5% 13% 1% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Equal in Potassium - 146

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 +49.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +5276.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.9%
Equal in Folate - 14
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 5% 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 47% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 8% 19% 3% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +49.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +5276.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.9%
Equal in Folate - 14

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +92.5%
Contains more Carbs +38.6%
Contains more Other +85%
Contains more Fats +114.3%
Equal in Water - 91.41
11% 88%
Protein: 0.77 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 10.66 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.37 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.69 g
Water: 91.41 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +92.5%
Contains more Carbs +38.6%
Contains more Other +85%
Contains more Fats +114.3%
Equal in Water - 91.41

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +310%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +150%
27% 26% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.036 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +310%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +150%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Grapefruit Acerola
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Acerola Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 6.59g Grapefruit
Protein 0.77g 0.4g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.3g Acerola
Carbs 10.66g 7.69g Grapefruit
Calories 42kcal 32kcal Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g Acerola
Fiber 1.6g 1.1g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 12mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.2mg Acerola
Magnesium 9mg 18mg Acerola
Phosphorus 18mg 11mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 146mg Acerola
Sodium 0mg 7mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Acerola
Copper 0.032mg 0.086mg Acerola
Manganese 0.022mg Grapefruit
Selenium 0.1µg 0.6µg Acerola
Vitamin A 1150IU 767IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 38µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 1677.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.02mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.06mg Acerola
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.4mg Acerola
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.309mg Acerola
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.009mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 14µg Acerola
Choline 7.7mg Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.068g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.082g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.09g Acerola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Acerola
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
18%
Grapefruit
438%
Acerola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
8%
Acerola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.89g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Acerola
Acerola is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/nutrients
  2. Acerola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171686/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.