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Prickly pear vs. Java plum — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Prickly pear and Java plum

  • Java plum has less Magnesium.
  • Prickly pear's daily need coverage for Magnesium is 17% more.
  • Prickly pear has 3 times more Calcium than Java plum. Prickly pear has 56mg of Calcium, while Java plum has 19mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Prickly pears, raw and Java-plum, (jambolan), 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 more Calcium +194.7%
Contains more Iron +57.9%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Potassium +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -64.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 12% 61% 11% 20% 1% 4% 27% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 8% 11% 8% 7% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +194.7%
Contains more Iron +57.9%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Potassium +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -64.3%

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 +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 14.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 47% 4% 14% 9% 0% 14% 5% 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% 0% 0% 48% 2% 3% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Equal in Vitamin C - 14.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +121.7%
Contains more Other +355.6%
Contains more Carbs +62.6%
Equal in Protein - 0.72
Equal in Water - 83.13
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
16% 83%
Protein: 0.72 g
Fats: 0.23 g
Carbs: 15.56 g
Water: 83.13 g
Other: 0.36 g
Contains more Fats +121.7%
Contains more Other +355.6%
Contains more Carbs +62.6%
Equal in Protein - 0.72
Equal in Water - 83.13

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Prickly pear Java plum Opinion
Net carbs 5.97g 15.56g Java plum
Protein 0.73g 0.72g Prickly pear
Fats 0.51g 0.23g Prickly pear
Carbs 9.57g 15.56g Java plum
Calories 41kcal 60kcal Java plum
Fiber 3.6g Prickly pear
Calcium 56mg 19mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.3mg 0.19mg Prickly pear
Magnesium 85mg 15mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 24mg 17mg Prickly pear
Potassium 220mg 79mg Prickly pear
Sodium 5mg 14mg Prickly pear
Zinc 0.12mg Prickly pear
Copper 0.08mg Prickly pear
Selenium 0.6µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 43IU 3IU Prickly pear
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Prickly pear
Vitamin C 14mg 14.3mg Java plum
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.006mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.012mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.46mg 0.26mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.038mg Prickly pear
Folate 6µg Prickly pear
Saturated Fat 0.067g Java plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g Prickly pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.213g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Prickly pear Java plum
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
7%
Prickly pear
5%
Java plum
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Prickly pear
4%
Java plum

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Java plum
Java plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Java plum
Java plum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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 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. Prickly pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167750/nutrients
  2. Java plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168150/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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