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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
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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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
5%
Grapefruit
8%
Currant
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
14%
Currant
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Currant

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Grapefruit Currant
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Grapefruit Currant Opinion
Calories 42 56 Currant
Protein 0.77 1.4 Currant
Fats 0.14 0.2 Currant
Vitamin C 31.2 41 Currant
Carbs 10.66 13.8 Currant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 1 Currant
Calcium 22 33 Currant
Potassium 135 275 Currant
Magnesium 9 13 Currant
Sugars 6.89 7.37 Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6 4.3 Currant
Copper 0.032 0.107 Currant
Zinc 0.07 0.23 Currant
Starch 0 Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18 44 Currant
Sodium 0 1 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150 42 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13 0.1 Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.043 0.04 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.05 Currant
Vitamin B3 0.204 0.1 Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.262 0.064 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053 0.07 Currant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 11 Currant
Folate 13 8 Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.017 Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 0.028 Currant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036 0.088 Currant
Tryptophan 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013 Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008 Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015 Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019 Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013 Grapefruit
Valine 0.015 Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008 Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77 3.53 Currant

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 of 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.