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Sour cherry vs. Acerola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sour cherry and Acerola

  • Sour cherry has more Iron, while Acerola has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5.
  • Acerola covers your daily need of Vitamin C 1864% more than Sour cherry.
  • Sour cherry contains 3 times more Iron than Acerola. While Sour cherry contains 0.64mg of Iron, Acerola contains only 0.2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cherries, sour, canned, water pack, drained 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 Iron +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +27%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 24% 6% 7% 11% 1% 2% 0% 8% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 13% 5% 13% 1% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +27%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Calcium - 12

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 B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +559100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +653.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06
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% 0% 0% 1% 7% 15% 5% 3% 11% 0% 0% 0% 21%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 47% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 8% 19% 3% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +422.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +559100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +653.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +72.5%
Contains more Carbs +35.9%
Contains more Other +70%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Equal in Water - 91.41
10% 88%
Protein: 0.69 g
Fats: 0.21 g
Carbs: 10.45 g
Water: 88.31 g
Other: 0.34 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 +72.5%
Contains more Carbs +35.9%
Contains more Other +70%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Equal in Water - 91.41

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sour cherry Acerola Opinion
Net carbs 9.25g 6.59g Sour cherry
Protein 0.69g 0.4g Sour cherry
Fats 0.21g 0.3g Acerola
Carbs 10.45g 7.69g Sour cherry
Calories 42kcal 32kcal Sour cherry
Fructose 2.79g Sour cherry
Sugar 6.99g Acerola
Fiber 1.2g 1.1g Sour cherry
Calcium 11mg 12mg Acerola
Iron 0.64mg 0.2mg Sour cherry
Magnesium 8mg 18mg Acerola
Phosphorus 16mg 11mg Sour cherry
Potassium 115mg 146mg Acerola
Sodium 4mg 7mg Sour cherry
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Acerola
Copper 0.086mg Acerola
Manganese 0.059mg Sour cherry
Selenium 0.6µg Acerola
Vitamin A 767IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 38µg Acerola
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1677.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.02mg Sour cherry
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.06mg Sour cherry
Vitamin B3 0.26mg 0.4mg Acerola
Vitamin B5 0.041mg 0.309mg Acerola
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.009mg Sour cherry
Folate 14µg Acerola
Vitamin K 8.1µg Sour cherry
Saturated Fat 0.068g Sour cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g Acerola

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Sour cherry 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%
Sour cherry
438%
Acerola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Sour cherry
8%
Acerola

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sour cherry
Sour cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.99g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Acerola
Acerola is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Sour cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167769/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.