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Peruvian groundcherry vs. Watermelon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Peruvian groundcherry and Watermelon

  • Peruvian groundcherry is richer than Watermelon in Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Peruvian groundcherry is 16% higher.
  • Peruvian groundcherry contains 4 times more Iron than Watermelon. Peruvian groundcherry contains 1mg of Iron, while Watermelon contains 0.24mg.

Food types used in this article are Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw and Watermelon, 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 Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.6%
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 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14% 5% 3%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.6%

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 A +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1473%
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 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 3% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1473%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +211.5%
Contains more Fats +366.7%
Contains more Carbs +48.3%
Contains more Other +233.3%
Equal in Water - 91.45
2% 11% 85%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 11.2 g
Water: 85.4 g
Other: 0.8 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.61 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 7.55 g
Water: 91.45 g
Other: 0.24 g
Contains more Protein +211.5%
Contains more Fats +366.7%
Contains more Carbs +48.3%
Contains more Other +233.3%
Equal in Water - 91.45

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 Watermelon
Rich in minerals ok
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 vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peruvian groundcherry Watermelon Opinion
Net carbs 11.2g 7.15g Peruvian groundcherry
Protein 1.9g 0.61g Peruvian groundcherry
Fats 0.7g 0.15g Peruvian groundcherry
Carbs 11.2g 7.55g Peruvian groundcherry
Calories 53kcal 30kcal Peruvian groundcherry
Fructose 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber 0.4g Watermelon
Calcium 9mg 7mg Peruvian groundcherry
Iron 1mg 0.24mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium 10mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 40mg 11mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium 112mg Watermelon
Sodium 1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc 0.1mg Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg Watermelon
Manganese 0.038mg Watermelon
Selenium 0.4µg Watermelon
Vitamin A 720IU 569IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 28µg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E 0.05mg Watermelon
Vitamin C 11mg 8.1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.033mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.021mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B3 2.8mg 0.178mg Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin B5 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg Watermelon
Folate 3µg Watermelon
Choline 4.1mg Watermelon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg Watermelon
Lysine 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine 0.016mg Watermelon
Histidine 0.006mg Watermelon
Saturated Fat 0.016g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g Watermelon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peruvian groundcherry Watermelon
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
8%
Watermelon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Peruvian groundcherry
6%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Watermelon
Watermelon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
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 - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Peruvian groundcherry
Peruvian groundcherry is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/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.