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Groundcherry nutrition, glycemic index, net carbs, calories & more

Groundcherries, (cape-gooseberries or poha), raw
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan by Ani Harutyunyan | Last updated on August 16, 2023
Medically reviewed by Elen Khachatrian Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Peruvian groundcherry

Carbs in Groundcherry

Ground cherry is a unique sweet fruit that looks like a small orange tomatillo. It is mainly composed of carbohydrates if we do not count 85% of its mass, which is water. Groundcherry provides 11.2g of carbs per 100g. This amount covers 4% of the daily carbohydrate requirements. Ground cherry is higher in carbs than 53% of other foods.

Macronutrients chart

2% 12% 84%
Daily Value: 4%
1.9 g of 50 g
Daily Value: 1%
0.7 g of 65 g
Daily Value: 4%
11.2 g of 300 g
Daily Value: 4%
85.4 g of 2,000 g
0.8 g

Carbs Per Serving Size

Groundcherry is usually served in one cup, equalling 140g.

One cup of ground cherry contains 15.7 grams of carbs, which covers 4% of the daily carbohydrate requirements

Comparison With Other Foods

In the table below, you can compare the carb content of groundcherry with that of some other similar foods.

FoodCarbs per servingCarbs per 100g
Ground cherry15.7g (140g)11.2g
Passion fruit55.2g (236g)23.4g
Carambola7.3g (107g)6.73g
Papaya24.8g (230g)10.8g
Gooseberry15.3g (150g)10.2g
Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: August 16, 2023
Medically reviewed by Elen Khachatrian

Important nutritional characteristics for Peruvian groundcherry

Peruvian groundcherry
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high. 35 (low)
Glycemic load 5 (low)
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 53
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 11.2 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) 1 cup (140 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral. 2.3 (acidic)
TOP 22% Vitamin A ⓘHigher in Vitamin A content than 78% of foods
TOP 24% Vitamin C ⓘHigher in Vitamin C content than 76% of foods
TOP 37% Vitamin A RAE ⓘHigher in Vitamin A RAE content than 63% of foods
TOP 44% Net carbs ⓘHigher in Net carbs content than 56% of foods
TOP 46% Vitamin B1 ⓘHigher in Vitamin B1 content than 54% of foods

Peruvian groundcherry calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 53
Calories in 1 cup 74 140 g

Peruvian groundcherry Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.

Peruvian groundcherry Glycemic load (GL)


Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 3% 38% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium: 9 mg of 1,000 mg 1%
Iron: 1 mg of 8 mg 13%
Magnesium: 0 mg of 420 mg 0%
Phosphorus: 40 mg of 700 mg 6%
Potassium: 0 mg of 3,400 mg 0%
Sodium: 0 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0 mg of 11 mg 0%
Copper: 0 mg of 1 mg 0%
Manganese: 0 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 0 µg of 55 µg 0%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

1 mg
TOP 60%
9 mg
TOP 79%
40 mg
TOP 80%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 44% 0% 0% 37% 28% 10% 53% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A: 720 IU of 5,000 IU 14%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 11 mg of 90 mg 12%
Vitamin B1: 0.11 mg of 1 mg 9%
Vitamin B2: 0.04 mg of 1 mg 3%
Vitamin B3: 2.8 mg of 16 mg 18%
Vitamin B5: 0 mg of 5 mg 0%
Vitamin B6: 0 mg of 1 mg 0%
Folate: 0 µg of 400 µg 0%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
720 IU
TOP 22%
Vitamin C
11 mg
TOP 24%
Vitamin B1
0.11 mg
TOP 46%
Vitamin B3
2.8 mg
TOP 52%
Vitamin B2
0.04 mg
TOP 84%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

All nutrients for Peruvian groundcherry per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 53kcal 3% 86% 1.1 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 1.9g 5% 78% 1.5 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 0.7g 1% 78% 47.6 times less than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 11mg 12% 24% 4.8 times less than LemonLemon
Net carbs 11.2g N/A 44% 4.8 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 11.2g 4% 47% 2.5 times less than RiceRice
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Iron 1mg 13% 60% 2.6 times less than BeefBeef
Calcium 9mg 1% 79% 13.9 times less than MilkMilk
Phosphorus 40mg 6% 80% 4.6 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Vitamin A 720IU 14% 22% 23.2 times less than CarrotCarrot
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 4% 37%
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 9% 46% 2.4 times less than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 3% 84% 3.3 times less than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 2.8mg 18% 52% 3.4 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0% 100% N/APork
Trans Fat 0g N/A 100% N/AMargarine

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Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 9mg 1%

Iron 1mg 13%

Potassium 0mg 0%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
No Trans Fats
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Low in Saturated Fats
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Low in Sodium
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Low in Sugars
 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.

Peruvian groundcherry nutrition infographic

Peruvian groundcherry nutrition infographic
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The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.


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