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Peruvian groundcherry vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Peruvian groundcherry and Papaya

  • Peruvian groundcherry is richer in Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B1, yet Papaya is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 55% higher.
  • Peruvian groundcherry contains 8 times more Vitamin B3 than Papaya. Peruvian groundcherry contains 2.8mg of Vitamin B3, while Papaya contains 0.357mg.

Food types used in this article are Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw and Papayas, 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
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +684.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +453.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 37% 44% 0% 0% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +684.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +453.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.9%

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 Papaya
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 Papaya Opinion
Calories 53kcal 43kcal Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.9g 0.47g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.7g 0.26g Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin C 11mg 60.9mg Papaya
Net carbs 11.2g 9.12g Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 11.2g 10.82g Peruvian groundcherry
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Papaya
Iron 1mg 0.25mg Peruvian groundcherry
Calcium 9mg 20mg Papaya
Potassium mg 182mg Papaya
Magnesium mg 21mg Papaya
Sugar g 7.82g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber g 1.7g Papaya
Copper mg 0.045mg Papaya
Zinc mg 0.08mg Papaya
Starch g 0g Papaya
Phosphorus 40mg 10mg Peruvian groundcherry
Sodium mg 8mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A 720IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin E mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D µg 0µg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.023mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.027mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B3 2.8mg 0.357mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 mg 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 mg 0.038mg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Papaya
Folate µg 37µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.081g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.058g Papaya
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine mg 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine mg 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine mg 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine mg 0.002mg Papaya
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Papaya
Valine mg 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine mg 0.005mg Papaya
Fructose g 3.73g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peruvian groundcherry Papaya
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
7
Peruvian groundcherry
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
11%
Papaya
Fats
3%
Peruvian groundcherry
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya 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. Peruvian groundcherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173043/nutrients
  2. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.