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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" charts 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%
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 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15% 6% 4%
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" charts 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 A +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +453.6%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +378.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +684.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +453.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +304.3%
Contains more Fats +169.2%
Contains more Other +105.1%
Equal in Carbs - 10.82
Equal in Water - 88.06
2% 11% 85%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 11.2 g
Water: 85.4 g
Other: 0.8 g
11% 88%
Protein: 0.47 g
Fats: 0.26 g
Carbs: 10.82 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.39 g
Contains more Protein +304.3%
Contains more Fats +169.2%
Contains more Other +105.1%
Equal in Carbs - 10.82
Equal in Water - 88.06

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 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
Net carbs 11.2g 9.12g Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.9g 0.47g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.7g 0.26g Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 11.2g 10.82g Peruvian groundcherry
Calories 53kcal 43kcal Peruvian groundcherry
Fructose 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 1.7g Papaya
Calcium 9mg 20mg Papaya
Iron 1mg 0.25mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 40mg 10mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 182mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc 0.08mg Papaya
Copper 0.045mg Papaya
Manganese 0.04mg Papaya
Selenium 0.6µg Papaya
Vitamin A 720IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 47µg Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin C 11mg 60.9mg 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 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg Papaya
Folate 37µg Papaya
Choline 6.1mg Papaya
Vitamin K 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg Papaya
Saturated Fat 0.081g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peruvian groundcherry Papaya
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
26%
Papaya
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Peruvian groundcherry
8%
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 - 3)
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

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. 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.