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Grapefruit vs Currant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Grapefruit and Currant?

  • Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin A, yet Currant is richer in Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin K, Copper, and Manganese.
  • Currant's daily need coverage for Iron is 12% higher.
  • Grapefruit has 29 times more Vitamin A than Currant. Grapefruit has 58µg of Vitamin A, while Currant has 2µg.

We used Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Currants, red and white, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +103.7%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Copper +234.4%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +103.7%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Copper +234.4%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +2638.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +309.4%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 137% 3% 2% 0% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 0% 28% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +2638.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +309.4%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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 Currant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Currant Opinion
Calories 42kcal 56kcal Currant
Protein 0.77g 1.4g Currant
Fats 0.14g 0.2g Currant
Vitamin C 31.2mg 41mg Currant
Net carbs 9.06g 9.5g Currant
Carbs 10.66g 13.8g Currant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.08mg 1mg Currant
Calcium 22mg 33mg Currant
Potassium 135mg 275mg Currant
Magnesium 9mg 13mg Currant
Sugar 6.89g 7.37g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 4.3g Currant
Copper 0.032mg 0.107mg Currant
Zinc 0.07mg 0.23mg Currant
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18mg 44mg Currant
Sodium 0mg 1mg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150IU 42IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.1mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.04mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.05mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.1mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.064mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.07mg Currant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 11µg Currant
Folate 13µg 8µg Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.017g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.028g Currant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.088g Currant
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
Fructose 1.77g 3.53g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Currant
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
18
Currant
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
18
Currant

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
8%
Currant
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
14%
Currant
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Currant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (25)
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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.