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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" chart 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 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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7
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 Vitamin K 44% 0% 0% 37% 28% 10% 53% 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 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 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%

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.
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins 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 g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 4.85g Banana
Sugar g 12.23g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber g 2.6g Banana
Calcium 9mg 5mg Peruvian groundcherry
Iron 1mg 0.26mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 40mg 22mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium mg 358mg Banana
Sodium mg 1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper mg 0.078mg Banana
Vitamin A 720IU 64IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin D IU 0IU Banana
Vitamin D µg 0µg 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 mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine mg 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.112g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat g 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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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
14
Peruvian groundcherry
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
7
Peruvian groundcherry
13
Banana

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
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
23%
Banana
Fats
3%
Peruvian groundcherry
2%
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. 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.