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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Currant. Grapefruit has 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +103.7%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +234.4%
Contains more Manganese +745.5%
Contains more Selenium +500%
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 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36% 25% 4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +103.7%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +234.4%
Contains more Manganese +745.5%
Contains more Selenium +500%

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 +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
Equal in Choline - 7.6
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 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 5% 28%
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
Equal in Choline - 7.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +81.8%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Carbs +29.5%
Contains more Other +75.7%
Equal in Water - 83.95
11% 88%
Protein: 0.77 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 10.66 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.37 g
14% 84%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.8 g
Water: 83.95 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Protein +81.8%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Carbs +29.5%
Contains more Other +75.7%
Equal in Water - 83.95

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -19%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +144.4%
27% 26% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.036 g
13% 21% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.028 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.088 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +144.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +475.4%
Contains more Glucose +100%
Contains more Fructose +99.4%
51% 23% 26%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 3.51 g
Glucose: 1.61 g
Fructose: 1.77 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
8% 44% 48%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.61 g
Glucose: 3.22 g
Fructose: 3.53 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +475.4%
Contains more Glucose +100%
Contains more Fructose +99.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Net carbs 9.06g 9.5g Currant
Protein 0.77g 1.4g Currant
Fats 0.14g 0.2g Currant
Carbs 10.66g 13.8g Currant
Calories 42kcal 56kcal Currant
Fructose 1.77g 3.53g Currant
Sugar 6.89g 7.37g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 4.3g Currant
Calcium 22mg 33mg Currant
Iron 0.08mg 1mg Currant
Magnesium 9mg 13mg Currant
Phosphorus 18mg 44mg Currant
Potassium 135mg 275mg Currant
Sodium 0mg 1mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.23mg Currant
Copper 0.032mg 0.107mg Currant
Manganese 0.022mg 0.186mg Currant
Selenium 0.1µg 0.6µg Currant
Vitamin A 1150IU 42IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 2µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.1mg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 41mg Currant
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
Folate 13µg 8µg Grapefruit
Choline 7.7mg 7.6mg Grapefruit
Vitamin K 0µg 11µg Currant
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 0.017g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.028g Currant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.088g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Currant
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
18%
Grapefruit
17%
Currant
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
17%
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

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. 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.