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Guava vs. Peruvian groundcherry — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Guava and Peruvian groundcherry?

  • Guava is higher in Vitamin C, however, Peruvian groundcherry is richer in Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Guava's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 241% more.

We used Guavas, common, raw and Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw types in this article.

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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 more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 40
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 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 40

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +1975.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
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 44% 0% 0% 37% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +1975.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +34.2%
Contains more Fats +35.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.9%
Contains more Other +72.5%
Equal in Water - 85.4
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 g
2% 11% 85%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 11.2 g
Water: 85.4 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Protein +34.2%
Contains more Fats +35.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.9%
Contains more Other +72.5%
Equal in Water - 85.4

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Guava Peruvian groundcherry Opinion
Net carbs 8.92g 11.2g Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 2.55g 1.9g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.7g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 11.2g Guava
Calories 68kcal 53kcal Guava
Sugar 8.92g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 5.4g Guava
Calcium 18mg 9mg Guava
Iron 0.26mg 1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium 22mg Guava
Phosphorus 40mg 40mg
Potassium 417mg Guava
Sodium 2mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc 0.23mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg Guava
Manganese 0.15mg Guava
Selenium 0.6µg Guava
Vitamin A 624IU 720IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 36µg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin C 228.3mg 11mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.11mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 2.8mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.451mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg Guava
Folate 49µg 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 Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Guava Peruvian groundcherry
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
13%
Peruvian groundcherry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Guava
6%
Peruvian groundcherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/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.