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Peruvian groundcherry vs. Banana — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peruvian groundcherry and Banana different?

  • Peruvian groundcherry is higher than Banana in Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Peruvian groundcherry covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 13% more than Banana.
  • Peruvian groundcherry contains 4 times more Iron than Banana. Peruvian groundcherry contains 1mg of Iron, while Banana contains 0.26mg.

Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw and Bananas, 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 Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%

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.
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Banana
Contains more Vitamin A +1025%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 6% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1025%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +74.3%
Contains more Fats +112.1%
Contains more Water +14%
Contains more Carbs +103.9%
Equal in Other - 0.83
2% 11% 85%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 11.2 g
Water: 85.4 g
Other: 0.8 g
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
Contains more Protein +74.3%
Contains more Fats +112.1%
Contains more Water +14%
Contains more Carbs +103.9%
Equal in Other - 0.83

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Peruvian groundcherry Banana
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peruvian groundcherry Banana Opinion
Net carbs 11.2g 20.24g Banana
Protein 1.9g 1.09g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.7g 0.33g Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 11.2g 22.84g Banana
Calories 53kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 2.6g Banana
Calcium 9mg 5mg Peruvian groundcherry
Iron 1mg 0.26mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 40mg 22mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 358mg Banana
Sodium 1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 720IU 64IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 3µg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin C 11mg 8.7mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.031mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 2.8mg 0.665mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg Banana
Folate 20µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peruvian groundcherry Banana
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
13%
Peruvian groundcherry
15%
Banana
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Peruvian groundcherry
14%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana 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. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/nutrients
  2. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.