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Mandarin orange vs Peruvian groundcherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mandarin orange and Peruvian groundcherry?

  • Mandarin orange is richer in Vitamin C, while Peruvian groundcherry is higher in Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Mandarin orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 17% higher.
  • Peruvian groundcherry has 4 times less Calcium than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange has 37mg of Calcium, while Peruvian groundcherry has 9mg.

We used Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), 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
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%

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 C +142.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +644.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 720
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 44% 0% 0% 37% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +142.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +644.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 720

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mandarin orange Peruvian groundcherry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Peruvian groundcherry Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 11.2g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 1.9g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.31g 0.7g Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 13.34g 11.2g Mandarin orange
Calories 53kcal 53kcal
Starch 0g g Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 1.8g g Mandarin orange
Calcium 37mg 9mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium 12mg mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 40mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 166mg mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc 0.07mg mg Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042mg mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 681IU 720IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.2mg mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0µg µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7mg 11mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.11mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.04mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 2.8mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.216mg mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg mg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Peruvian groundcherry
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
17
Mandarin orange
14
Peruvian groundcherry
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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 food.
Protein
5%
Mandarin orange
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
3%
Peruvian groundcherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.58g)
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 - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.