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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" chart 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 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
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" chart 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 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 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 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%

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 Watermelon
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 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
Starch g 0g Watermelon
Fructose g 3.36g Watermelon
Sugar g 6.2g Peruvian groundcherry
Fiber g 0.4g Watermelon
Calcium 9mg 7mg Peruvian groundcherry
Iron 1mg 0.24mg Peruvian groundcherry
Magnesium mg 10mg Watermelon
Phosphorus 40mg 11mg Peruvian groundcherry
Potassium mg 112mg Watermelon
Sodium mg 1mg Peruvian groundcherry
Zinc mg 0.1mg Watermelon
Copper mg 0.042mg Watermelon
Vitamin A 720IU 569IU Peruvian groundcherry
Vitamin E mg 0.05mg Watermelon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Watermelon
Vitamin D µg 0µg 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 mg 0.221mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 mg 0.045mg Watermelon
Folate µg 3µg Watermelon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Watermelon
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Watermelon
Threonine mg 0.027mg Watermelon
Isoleucine mg 0.019mg Watermelon
Leucine mg 0.018mg Watermelon
Lysine mg 0.062mg Watermelon
Methionine mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine mg 0.015mg Watermelon
Valine mg 0.016mg Watermelon
Histidine mg 0.006mg Watermelon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.016g Peruvian groundcherry
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.037g Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat g 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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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
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
7
Peruvian groundcherry
6
Watermelon

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
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
11%
Peruvian groundcherry
8%
Watermelon
Fats
3%
Peruvian groundcherry
1%
Watermelon

Comparison summary

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 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. 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.