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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Guava
5
:
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 40
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% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 18% 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Guava
7
:
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 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 37% 44% 0% 0% 28% 10% 53% 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

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
14
Peruvian groundcherry
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
7
Peruvian groundcherry

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
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Fats
4%
Guava
3%
Peruvian groundcherry

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 Peruvian groundcherry
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava Peruvian groundcherry
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 contains less Sugars?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sugars (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 - 23)
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)

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 Peruvian groundcherry Opinion
Calories 68 53 Guava
Protein 2.55 1.9 Guava
Fats 0.95 0.7 Guava
Vitamin C 228.3 11 Guava
Carbs 14.32 11.2 Guava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Guava
Iron 0.26 1 Peruvian groundcherry
Calcium 18 9 Guava
Potassium 417 Guava
Magnesium 22 Guava
Sugars 8.92 Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 5.4 Guava
Copper 0.23 Guava
Zinc 0.23 Guava
Starch
Phosphorus 40 40
Sodium 2 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A 624 720 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.73 Guava
Vitamin D 0 Guava
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.11 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.04
Vitamin B3 1.084 2.8 Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.451 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 Guava
Folate 49 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401 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
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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. 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.