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Guava vs Currant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Guava and Currant

  • Guava has more Vitamin C, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B3, however Currant is higher in Iron and Vitamin K.
  • Guava covers your daily need of Vitamin C 208% more than Currant.
  • Guava has 11 times more Vitamin B3 than Currant. While Guava has 1.084mg of Vitamin B3, Currant has only 0.1mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Guavas, common, raw and Currants, red and white, 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
Guava
3
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Contains more Potassium +51.6%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Copper +115%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23
Equal in Phosphorus - 44
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Contains more Potassium +51.6%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Copper +115%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23
Equal in Phosphorus - 44

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
Guava
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +456.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1385.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +984%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +604.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Folate +512.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +323.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 761% 38% 15% 0% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 0% 7% 37%
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 C +456.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1385.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +984%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +604.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Folate +512.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +323.1%

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
80
Guava
18
Currant
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
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
15%
Guava
8%
Currant
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
14%
Currant
Fats
4%
Guava
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.
Guava Currant
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Currant
Currant contains less Sugars (difference - 1.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Guava Currant Opinion
Calories 68 56 Guava
Protein 2.55 1.4 Guava
Fats 0.95 0.2 Guava
Vitamin C 228.3 41 Guava
Carbs 14.32 13.8 Guava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 1 Currant
Calcium 18 33 Currant
Potassium 417 275 Guava
Magnesium 22 13 Guava
Sugars 8.92 7.37 Currant
Fiber 5.4 4.3 Guava
Copper 0.23 0.107 Guava
Zinc 0.23 0.23
Starch
Phosphorus 40 44 Currant
Sodium 2 1 Currant
Vitamin A 624 42 Guava
Vitamin E 0.73 0.1 Guava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.04 Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.05 Currant
Vitamin B3 1.084 0.1 Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451 0.064 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.07 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 11 Currant
Folate 49 8 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.017 Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.028 Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401 0.088 Guava
Tryptophan 0.022 Guava
Threonine 0.096 Guava
Isoleucine 0.093 Guava
Leucine 0.171 Guava
Lysine 0.072 Guava
Methionine 0.016 Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006 Guava
Valine 0.087 Guava
Histidine 0.022 Guava
Fructose 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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.