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

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What are the main differences between Pitanga (Surinam cherry) and Mulberry?

  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is richer in Vitamin A RAE, yet Mulberry is richer in Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Mulberry's daily need coverage for Iron is 21% higher.
  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has 75 times more Vitamin A RAE than Mulberry. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has 75µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Mulberry has 1µg.

We used Pitanga, (surinam-cherry), raw and Mulberries, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +333.3%
Contains more Iron +825%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Contains more Potassium +88.3%
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 12% 69% 13% 16% 17% 1.3% 3.3% 20% 0% 3.3%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +825%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Contains more Potassium +88.3%

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 +5900%
Contains more Vitamin C +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029
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 1.5% 17% 0% 121% 7.3% 23% 12% 0% 12% 4.5% 0% 6.7% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +5900%
Contains more Vitamin C +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +80%
Contains more Carbs +30.8%
Contains more Other +38%
Equal in Fats - 0.39
Equal in Water - 87.68
7% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 7.49 g
Water: 90.81 g
Other: 0.5 g
10% 88%
Protein: 1.44 g
Fats: 0.39 g
Carbs: 9.8 g
Water: 87.68 g
Other: 0.69 g
Contains more Protein +80%
Contains more Carbs +30.8%
Contains more Other +38%
Equal in Fats - 0.39
Equal in Water - 87.68

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) Mulberry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Mulberry Opinion
Net carbs 7.49g 8.1g Mulberry
Protein 0.8g 1.44g Mulberry
Fats 0.4g 0.39g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Carbs 7.49g 9.8g Mulberry
Calories 33kcal 43kcal Mulberry
Sugar 8.1g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Fiber 1.7g Mulberry
Calcium 9mg 39mg Mulberry
Iron 0.2mg 1.85mg Mulberry
Magnesium 12mg 18mg Mulberry
Phosphorus 11mg 38mg Mulberry
Potassium 103mg 194mg Mulberry
Sodium 3mg 10mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Zinc 0.12mg Mulberry
Copper 0.06mg Mulberry
Selenium 0.6µg Mulberry
Vitamin A 1500IU 25IU Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A RAE 75µg 1µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin E 0.87mg Mulberry
Vitamin C 26.3mg 36.4mg Mulberry
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.029mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.101mg Mulberry
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.62mg Mulberry
Vitamin B6 0.05mg Mulberry
Folate 6µg Mulberry
Choline 12.3mg Mulberry
Vitamin K 7.8µg Mulberry
Saturated Fat 0.027g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.041g Mulberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.207g Mulberry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Mulberry
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)
17%
Mulberry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
16%
Mulberry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.1g)
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 - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mulberry
Mulberry is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mulberry
Mulberry is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Mulberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169913/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.