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

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Summary of differences between Pitanga (Surinam cherry) and Purple mangosteen

  • Purple mangosteen has less Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE than Pitanga (Surinam cherry).
  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) covers your daily need of Vitamin C 26% more than Purple mangosteen.
  • Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has 38 times more Vitamin A RAE than Purple mangosteen. While Pitanga (Surinam cherry) has 75µg of Vitamin A RAE, Purple mangosteen has only 2µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pitanga, (surinam-cherry), raw and Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack.

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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 Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +114.6%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
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 3.6% 11% 9.3% 3.4% 4.2% 0.91% 5.7% 23% 13% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +114.6%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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 +4185.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +806.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.286
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 2.1% 0% 0% 9.7% 14% 12% 5.4% 1.9% 4.2% 23% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +4185.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +806.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.286

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +95.1%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +212.5%
Contains more Fats +45%
Contains more Carbs +139.1%
7% 91%
Protein: 0.8 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 7.49 g
Water: 90.81 g
Other: 0.5 g
18% 81%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 0.58 g
Carbs: 17.91 g
Water: 80.94 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Protein +95.1%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +212.5%
Contains more Fats +45%
Contains more Carbs +139.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Purple mangosteen Opinion
Net carbs 7.49g 16.11g Purple mangosteen
Protein 0.8g 0.41g Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Fats 0.4g 0.58g Purple mangosteen
Carbs 7.49g 17.91g Purple mangosteen
Calories 33kcal 73kcal Purple mangosteen
Fiber 1.8g Purple mangosteen
Calcium 9mg 12mg Purple mangosteen
Iron 0.2mg 0.3mg Purple mangosteen
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Purple mangosteen
Phosphorus 11mg 8mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Potassium 103mg 48mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Sodium 3mg 7mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Zinc 0.21mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.069mg Purple mangosteen
Manganese 0.102mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin A 1500IU 35IU Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin A RAE 75µg 2µg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin C 26.3mg 2.9mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.286mg Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Vitamin B5 0.032mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B6 0.018mg Purple mangosteen
Folate 31µg Purple mangosteen

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) Purple mangosteen
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)
6%
Purple mangosteen
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
7%
Purple mangosteen

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is cheaper?
Pitanga (Surinam cherry)
Pitanga (Surinam cherry) is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
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. Pitanga (Surinam cherry) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169129/nutrients
  2. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.