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

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The main differences between Peruvian groundcherry and Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

  • Peruvian groundcherry is richer in Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B1, yet Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is 17% higher.
  • Peruvian groundcherry contains 9 times more Vitamin B3 than Pitanga (Surinam cherry). Peruvian groundcherry contains 2.8mg of Vitamin B3, while Pitanga (Surinam cherry) contains 0.3mg.

Food types used in this article are Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw and Pitanga, (surinam-cherry), 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 +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.6%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 38% 0% 17% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 Iron +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.6%
Equal in Calcium - 9

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +139.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 43% 0% 0% 37% 28% 9.2% 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 90% 0% 0% 88% 7.5% 9.2% 5.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +139.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +137.5%
Contains more Fats +75%
Contains more Carbs +49.5%
Contains more Other +60%
Equal in Water - 90.81
2% 11% 85%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 11.2 g
Water: 85.4 g
Other: 0.8 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 Protein +137.5%
Contains more Fats +75%
Contains more Carbs +49.5%
Contains more Other +60%
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.
Peruvian groundcherry Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peruvian groundcherry Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Opinion
Net carbs 11.2g 7.49g Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.9g 0.8g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.7g 0.4g Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 11.2g 7.49g Peruvian groundcherry
Calories 53kcal 33kcal Peruvian groundcherry
Calcium 9mg 9mg
Iron 1mg 0.2mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium 12mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Phosphorus 40mg 11mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 103mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Sodium 3mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A 720IU 1500IU Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 75µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin C 11mg 26.3mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.03mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B3 2.8mg 0.3mg Peruvian groundcherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peruvian groundcherry 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
13%
Peruvian groundcherry
15%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Peruvian groundcherry
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. 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.