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Pear vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pear and Cherry

  • Pear has more Fiber, however Cherry is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C.
  • Cherry contains 2 times less Fiber than Pear. Pear contains 3.1g of Fiber, while Cherry contains 1.6g.

Food varieties used in this article are Pears, raw and Cherries, sour, red, 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
Pear
1
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6
Cherry
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +49.1%
Contains more Copper +26.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +49.1%
Contains more Copper +26.8%
Equal in Zinc - 0.1

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
Pear
2
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8
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5032%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5032%
Contains more Vitamin C +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%

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.
Pear Cherry
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Pear Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 12.13g 10.58g Pear
Protein 0.36g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.14g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 15.23g 12.18g Pear
Calories 57kcal 50kcal Pear
Starch g g
Fructose 6.42g 3.51g Pear
Sugar 9.75g 8.49g Cherry
Fiber 3.1g 1.6g Pear
Calcium 9mg 16mg Cherry
Iron 0.18mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 7mg 9mg Cherry
Phosphorus 12mg 15mg Cherry
Potassium 116mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium 1mg 3mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg 0.1mg
Copper 0.082mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 25IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.07mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.3mg 10mg Cherry
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.049mg 0.143mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.044mg Cherry
Folate 7µg 8µg Cherry
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.4µg 2.1µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Pear
Threonine 0.011mg mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg mg Pear
Methionine 0.002mg mg Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011mg mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg mg Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.068g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g 0.082g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.09g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear Cherry
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
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
5
Pear
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
10
Cherry

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
2%
Pear
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
12%
Cherry
Fats
1%
Pear
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.046g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.