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Pineapple vs. Maraschino cherry — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pineapple and Maraschino cherry

  • Pineapple is richer in Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, yet Maraschino cherry is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pineapple is 53% higher.
  • Pineapple contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Maraschino cherries, canned, drained.

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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 Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +419%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Manganese +7625%
Contains more Calcium +315.4%
Contains more Iron +48.3%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37% 121% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 17% 3% 2% 2% 1% 8% 48% 2% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +419%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Manganese +7625%
Contains more Calcium +315.4%
Contains more Iron +48.3%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Copper +30%
Contains more Selenium +100%

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 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2140%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +114.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 3% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 4% 2% 0% 0% 3% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2140%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +114.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +145.5%
Contains more Water +50.2%
Contains more Fats +75%
Contains more Carbs +219.9%
Contains more Other +50%
13% 86%
Protein: 0.54 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 13.12 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 0.22 g
42% 57%
Protein: 0.22 g
Fats: 0.21 g
Carbs: 41.97 g
Water: 57.27 g
Other: 0.33 g
Contains more Protein +145.5%
Contains more Water +50.2%
Contains more Fats +75%
Contains more Carbs +219.9%
Contains more Other +50%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +276.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.5%
15% 21% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.009 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04 g
27% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.049 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +276.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pineapple Maraschino cherry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Maraschino cherry Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 38.77g Maraschino cherry
Protein 0.54g 0.22g Pineapple
Fats 0.12g 0.21g Maraschino cherry
Carbs 13.12g 41.97g Maraschino cherry
Calories 50kcal 165kcal Maraschino cherry
Fructose 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g 38.77g Pineapple
Fiber 1.4g 3.2g Maraschino cherry
Calcium 13mg 54mg Maraschino cherry
Iron 0.29mg 0.43mg Maraschino cherry
Magnesium 12mg 4mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 8mg 3mg Pineapple
Potassium 109mg 21mg Pineapple
Sodium 1mg 4mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.26mg Maraschino cherry
Copper 0.11mg 0.143mg Maraschino cherry
Manganese 0.927mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Selenium 0.1µg 0.2µg Maraschino cherry
Vitamin A 58IU 45IU Pineapple
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.05mg Maraschino cherry
Vitamin C 47.8mg 0mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.004mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.054mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.005mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 0µg Pineapple
Choline 5.5mg 4.3mg Pineapple
Vitamin K 0.7µg 1.5µg Maraschino cherry
Tryptophan 0.005mg Pineapple
Threonine 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg Pineapple
Methionine 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg Pineapple
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.039g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.049g Maraschino cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.055g Maraschino cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Maraschino 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
20%
Pineapple
1%
Maraschino cherry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Pineapple
10%
Maraschino cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Sugar (difference - 28.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maraschino cherry
Maraschino cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is cheaper?
Maraschino cherry
Maraschino cherry is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.

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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/nutrients
  2. Maraschino cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167766/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.