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Pear vs. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pear and Pitanga (Surinam cherry) different?

  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is higher than Pear in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) covers your daily need of Vitamin C 24% more than Pear.

Pears, raw and Pitanga, (surinam-cherry), raw types were used 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 Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 6.8% 5% 5.1% 10% 0.13% 2.7% 27% 6.3% 0.55%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 7.5% 8.6% 4.7% 9.1% 0.39% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 11

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.
Pear
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +5900%
Contains more Vitamin C +511.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.5% 2.4% 0% 14% 3% 6% 3% 2.9% 6.7% 5.3% 0% 2.8% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 90% 0% 0% 88% 7.5% 9.2% 5.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5900%
Contains more Vitamin C +511.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +103.3%
Contains more Protein +122.2%
Contains more Fats +185.7%
Contains more Other +61.3%
Equal in Water - 90.81
15% 84%
Protein: 0.36 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 15.23 g
Water: 83.96 g
Other: 0.31 g
7% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 7.49 g
Water: 90.81 g
Other: 0.5 g
Contains more Carbs +103.3%
Contains more Protein +122.2%
Contains more Fats +185.7%
Contains more Other +61.3%
Equal in Water - 90.81

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pear Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Opinion
Net carbs 12.13g 7.49g Pear
Protein 0.36g 0.8g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Fats 0.14g 0.4g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Carbs 15.23g 7.49g Pear
Calories 57kcal 33kcal Pear
Fructose 6.42g Pear
Sugar 9.75g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Fiber 3.1g Pear
Calcium 9mg 9mg
Iron 0.18mg 0.2mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Magnesium 7mg 12mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Phosphorus 12mg 11mg Pear
Potassium 116mg 103mg Pear
Sodium 1mg 3mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg Pear
Copper 0.082mg Pear
Manganese 0.048mg Pear
Selenium 0.1µg Pear
Vitamin A 25IU 1500IU Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 75µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin E 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin C 4.3mg 26.3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.03mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.04mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 0.3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B5 0.049mg Pear
Vitamin B6 0.029mg Pear
Folate 7µg Pear
Choline 5.1mg Pear
Vitamin K 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg Pear
Threonine 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg Pear
Methionine 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg Pear
Saturated Fat 0.022g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
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
5%
Pear
15%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Pear
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.75g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pear
Pear 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

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/nutrients
  2. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169129/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.