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Guava vs. Acerola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Guava and Acerola

  • Guava has more Fiber, Copper, Folate, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, however, Acerola is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Acerola covers your daily Vitamin C needs 1610% more than Guava.
  • Acerola has 12 times less Vitamin B6 than Guava. Guava has 0.11mg of Vitamin B6, while Acerola has 0.009mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Guavas, common, raw 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.
Guava
9
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Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.6%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77% 20% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 13% 5% 13% 1% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.6%
Contains more Potassium +185.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +130%
Contains more Copper +167.4%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

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.
Guava
9
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +235%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1122.2%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +634.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 5% 7%
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 B1 +235%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1122.2%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +634.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
4
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Contains more Protein +537.5%
Contains more Fats +216.7%
Contains more Carbs +86.2%
Contains more Other +590%
Contains more Water +13.1%
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 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 +537.5%
Contains more Fats +216.7%
Contains more Carbs +86.2%
Contains more Other +590%
Contains more Water +13.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
2
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Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +345.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -75%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.082
36% 11% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.401 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +345.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -75%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.082

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Guava Acerola Opinion
Net carbs 8.92g 6.59g Guava
Protein 2.55g 0.4g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.3g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 7.69g Guava
Calories 68kcal 32kcal Guava
Sugar 8.92g Acerola
Fiber 5.4g 1.1g Guava
Calcium 18mg 12mg Guava
Iron 0.26mg 0.2mg Guava
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Guava
Phosphorus 40mg 11mg Guava
Potassium 417mg 146mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 7mg Guava
Zinc 0.23mg 0.1mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.086mg Guava
Manganese 0.15mg Guava
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 624IU 767IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 38µg Acerola
Vitamin E 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin C 228.3mg 1677.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.02mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.06mg Acerola
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 0.4mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451mg 0.309mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.009mg Guava
Folate 49µg 14µg Guava
Choline 7.6mg Guava
Vitamin K 2.6µg Guava
Tryptophan 0.022mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg Guava
Methionine 0.016mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Guava
Valine 0.087mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg Guava
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.068g Acerola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.082g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g 0.09g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Guava 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
74%
Guava
438%
Acerola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Guava
8%
Acerola

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.92g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.204g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.