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Grapefruit vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Grapefruit and Cherry

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, however Cherry is higher in Copper.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily Vitamin C needs 24% more than Cherry.

Food varieties used in this article are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Cherries, sour, red, 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 +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +225%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +225%
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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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Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +212%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.5%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +212%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.5%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 10.58g Cherry
Protein 0.77g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.14g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 10.66g 12.18g Cherry
Calories 42kcal 50kcal Cherry
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 6.89g 8.49g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 1.6g
Calcium 22mg 16mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 9mg 9mg
Phosphorus 18mg 15mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium 0mg 3mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.032mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 1150IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.07mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 10mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.03mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.143mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.044mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 8µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.068g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Cherry
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
20
Grapefruit
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
10
Cherry

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
5%
Grapefruit
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
12%
Cherry
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cherry
Cherry 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

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.