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Rambutan vs. Acerola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Rambutan and Acerola

  • Rambutan has more Vitamin B3, however, Acerola is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5.
  • Acerola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 1859% more.
  • Rambutan contains 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Acerola. Rambutan contains 1.352mg of Vitamin B3, while Acerola contains 0.4mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Rambutan, canned, syrup pack and Acerola, (west indian cherry), 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 +83.3%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +157.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +247.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6.6% 13% 5% 3.9% 3.7% 1.4% 2.2% 22% 45% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.6% 7.5% 13% 4.7% 13% 0.91% 2.7% 29% 0% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +157.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +247.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +30.3%

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 B3 +238%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +25466.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +34136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1616.7%
Contains more Folate +75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.18% 0% 0% 16% 3.3% 5.1% 25% 1.1% 4.6% 6% 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 46% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 7.5% 19% 2.1% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +25466.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +34136.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1616.7%
Contains more Folate +75%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +62.5%
Contains more Carbs +171.4%
Contains more Other +15%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Water +17.1%
21% 78%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.21 g
Carbs: 20.87 g
Water: 78.04 g
Other: 0.23 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.69 g
Water: 91.41 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +62.5%
Contains more Carbs +171.4%
Contains more Other +15%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Water +17.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rambutan Acerola Opinion
Net carbs 19.97g 6.59g Rambutan
Protein 0.65g 0.4g Rambutan
Fats 0.21g 0.3g Acerola
Carbs 20.87g 7.69g Rambutan
Calories 82kcal 32kcal Rambutan
Fiber 0.9g 1.1g Acerola
Calcium 22mg 12mg Rambutan
Iron 0.35mg 0.2mg Rambutan
Magnesium 7mg 18mg Acerola
Phosphorus 9mg 11mg Acerola
Potassium 42mg 146mg Acerola
Sodium 11mg 7mg Acerola
Zinc 0.08mg 0.1mg Acerola
Copper 0.066mg 0.086mg Acerola
Manganese 0.343mg Rambutan
Selenium 0.6µg Acerola
Vitamin A 3IU 767IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 38µg Acerola
Vitamin C 4.9mg 1677.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.013mg 0.02mg Acerola
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.06mg Acerola
Vitamin B3 1.352mg 0.4mg Rambutan
Vitamin B5 0.018mg 0.309mg Acerola
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0.009mg Rambutan
Folate 8µg 14µg Acerola
Saturated Fat 0.068g Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g Acerola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Rambutan Acerola
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
5%
Rambutan
438%
Acerola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Rambutan
8%
Acerola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Acerola
Acerola contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Acerola
Acerola is relatively richer in vitamins
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 richer in minerals?
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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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/nutrients
  2. Acerola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171686/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.