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

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A recap on differences between Pitanga (Surinam cherry) and Kumquat

  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is higher in Vitamin A RAE, yet Kumquat is higher in Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Kumquat covers your daily Vitamin C needs 20% more than Pitanga (Surinam cherry).
  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) contains 5 times more Vitamin A RAE than Kumquat. While Pitanga (Surinam cherry) contains 75µg of Vitamin A RAE, Kumquat contains only 15µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pitanga, (surinam-cherry), raw and Kumquats, 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 less Sodium -70%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Iron +330%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%
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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 32% 14% 8.1% 16% 1.3% 4.6% 32% 18% 0%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Iron +330%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%

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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Kumquat
Contains more Vitamin A +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 3% 0% 146% 9.3% 21% 8% 12% 8.3% 13% 0% 4.6% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.3%
Contains more Protein +135%
Contains more Fats +115%
Contains more Carbs +112.3%
Equal in Other - 0.51
7% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 7.49 g
Water: 90.81 g
Other: 0.5 g
2% 16% 81%
Protein: 1.88 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 15.9 g
Water: 80.85 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Water +12.3%
Contains more Protein +135%
Contains more Fats +115%
Contains more Carbs +112.3%
Equal in Other - 0.51

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Kumquat Opinion
Net carbs 7.49g 9.4g Kumquat
Protein 0.8g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.4g 0.86g Kumquat
Carbs 7.49g 15.9g Kumquat
Calories 33kcal 71kcal Kumquat
Sugar 9.36g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Fiber 6.5g Kumquat
Calcium 9mg 62mg Kumquat
Iron 0.2mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 11mg 19mg Kumquat
Potassium 103mg 186mg Kumquat
Sodium 3mg 10mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Zinc 0.17mg Kumquat
Copper 0.095mg Kumquat
Manganese 0.135mg Kumquat
Vitamin A 1500IU 290IU Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A RAE 75µg 15µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin E 0.15mg Kumquat
Vitamin C 26.3mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.037mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.429mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208mg Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.036mg Kumquat
Folate 17µg Kumquat
Choline 8.4mg Kumquat
Saturated Fat 0.103g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Kumquat
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
15%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
19%
Kumquat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
14%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.103g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 67)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169129/nutrients
  2. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.