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Strawberry vs. Prickly pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Strawberry and Prickly pear

  • Strawberry has more Vitamin C, however, Prickly pear is higher in Magnesium, and Fiber.
  • Strawberry covers your daily need of Vitamin C 50% more than Prickly pear.
  • Strawberry has 4 times more Folate than Prickly pear. While Strawberry has 24µg of Folate, Prickly pear has only 6µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Strawberries, raw and Prickly pears, 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 +36.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Magnesium +553.8%
Contains more Potassium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.8% 15% 9.3% 10% 14% 0.13% 3.8% 16% 50% 2.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 11% 61% 10% 19% 0.65% 3.3% 27% 0% 3.3%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Magnesium +553.8%
Contains more Potassium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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 C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.4%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.72% 5.8% 0% 196% 6% 5.1% 7.2% 7.5% 11% 18% 0% 3.1% 5.5%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.4%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Carbs +24.6%
Contains more Other +310%
Equal in Protein - 0.73
Equal in Water - 87.55
8% 91%
Protein: 0.67 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.68 g
Water: 90.95 g
Other: 0.4 g
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Carbs +24.6%
Contains more Other +310%
Equal in Protein - 0.73
Equal in Water - 87.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +74.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.4%
7% 20% 73%
Saturated Fat: 0.015 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.043 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.155 g
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.213 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +74.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Strawberry Prickly pear Opinion
Net carbs 5.68g 5.97g Prickly pear
Protein 0.67g 0.73g Prickly pear
Fats 0.3g 0.51g Prickly pear
Carbs 7.68g 9.57g Prickly pear
Calories 32kcal 41kcal Prickly pear
Starch 0.04g Strawberry
Fructose 2.44g Strawberry
Sugar 4.89g Prickly pear
Fiber 2g 3.6g Prickly pear
Calcium 16mg 56mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.41mg 0.3mg Strawberry
Magnesium 13mg 85mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 24mg 24mg
Potassium 153mg 220mg Prickly pear
Sodium 1mg 5mg Strawberry
Zinc 0.14mg 0.12mg Strawberry
Copper 0.048mg 0.08mg Prickly pear
Manganese 0.386mg Strawberry
Selenium 0.4µg 0.6µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 12IU 43IU Prickly pear
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 2µg Prickly pear
Vitamin E 0.29mg Strawberry
Vitamin C 58.8mg 14mg Strawberry
Vitamin B1 0.024mg 0.014mg Strawberry
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.06mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.386mg 0.46mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B5 0.125mg Strawberry
Vitamin B6 0.047mg 0.06mg Prickly pear
Folate 24µg 6µg Strawberry
Choline 5.7mg Strawberry
Vitamin K 2.2µg Strawberry
Tryptophan 0.008mg Strawberry
Threonine 0.02mg Strawberry
Isoleucine 0.016mg Strawberry
Leucine 0.034mg Strawberry
Lysine 0.026mg Strawberry
Methionine 0.002mg Strawberry
Phenylalanine 0.019mg Strawberry
Valine 0.019mg Strawberry
Histidine 0.012mg Strawberry
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.067g Strawberry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.043g 0.075g Prickly pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.155g 0.213g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Strawberry Prickly 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
20%
Strawberry
7%
Prickly pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Strawberry
15%
Prickly pear

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Strawberry
Strawberry contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Strawberry
Strawberry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Strawberry
Strawberry is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Strawberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167762/nutrients
  2. Prickly pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167750/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.