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Prickly pear vs. Pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Prickly pear and Pear different?

  • Prickly pear has more Magnesium, and Vitamin C than Pear.
  • Daily need coverage for Magnesium from Prickly pear is 19% higher.
  • Prickly pear contains 6 times more Calcium than Pear. While Prickly pear contains 56mg of Calcium, Pear contains only 9mg.

Prickly pears, raw and Pears, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +522.2%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +89.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 11% 61% 10% 19% 0.65% 3.3% 27% 0% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 6.8% 5% 5.1% 10% 0.13% 2.7% 27% 6.3% 0.55%
Contains more Calcium +522.2%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +89.7%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.082

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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Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +72%
Contains more Vitamin C +225.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2.6% 0% 0% 47% 3.5% 14% 8.6% 0% 14% 4.5% 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 1.5% 2.4% 0% 14% 3% 6% 3% 2.9% 6.7% 5.3% 0% 2.8% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +72%
Contains more Vitamin C +225.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +102.8%
Contains more Fats +264.3%
Contains more Other +429%
Contains more Carbs +59.1%
Equal in Water - 83.96
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
15% 84%
Protein: 0.36 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 15.23 g
Water: 83.96 g
Other: 0.31 g
Contains more Protein +102.8%
Contains more Fats +264.3%
Contains more Other +429%
Contains more Carbs +59.1%
Equal in Water - 83.96

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +126.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12%
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.213 g
11% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.084 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.094 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +126.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Prickly pear Pear Opinion
Net carbs 5.97g 12.13g Pear
Protein 0.73g 0.36g Prickly pear
Fats 0.51g 0.14g Prickly pear
Carbs 9.57g 15.23g Pear
Calories 41kcal 57kcal Pear
Fructose 6.42g Pear
Sugar 9.75g Prickly pear
Fiber 3.6g 3.1g Prickly pear
Calcium 56mg 9mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.3mg 0.18mg Prickly pear
Magnesium 85mg 7mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 24mg 12mg Prickly pear
Potassium 220mg 116mg Prickly pear
Sodium 5mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.12mg 0.1mg Prickly pear
Copper 0.08mg 0.082mg Pear
Manganese 0.048mg Pear
Selenium 0.6µg 0.1µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 43IU 25IU Prickly pear
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 1µg Prickly pear
Vitamin E 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin C 14mg 4.3mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.012mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.026mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.46mg 0.161mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B5 0.049mg Pear
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.029mg Prickly pear
Folate 6µg 7µg Pear
Choline 5.1mg Pear
Vitamin K 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg Pear
Threonine 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg Pear
Methionine 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Pear
Valine 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg Pear
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.213g 0.094g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Prickly pear Pear
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%
Pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Prickly pear
7%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.75g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.045g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Prickly pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167750/nutrients
  2. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.