Red Anjou Pear vs Tamarind: 40 facts in comparison
1. more proteins per 100g
Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
2. less cholesterol per 100g
Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.
Granny Smith Apple: 0mg
3. smaller amount of sugars per 100g
The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.
California Avocados: 0.3g
4. more lipids per 100g
Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
California Avocados: 15.41g
5. more calcium content per 100g
Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.
6. more iron content per 100g
Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
7. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
8. more food energy (kcal) per 100g
The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
9. more dietary fiber per 100g
Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
Lemon Peel: 10.6g
10. higher water content per 100g
Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
Acerola Juice: 94.3g
11. more carbohydrates per 100g
Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
12. more sodium per 100g
Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.
Strawberry Guava: 37mg
13. more magnesium per 100g
Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
14. more potassium per 100g
Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.
Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
16. more phosphorus per 100g
Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
17. more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily important for maintaining healthy vision. It also acts as an antioxidant and is important for the health of teeth, bones, soft tissues and skin. RAE (Retinol Activity Equivalent) is the unit of measurement the scientific community prefers.
Cantaloupe Melon: 169µg
18. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.
Cantaloupe Melon: 3382IU
19. more ash per 100g
The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
20. more thiamin per 100g
Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.
Asian Pear: 9mg
21. more methionine per 100g
Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.
Navel Orange: 9g
22. more niacin per 100g
Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
23. more pantothenic acid per 100g
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.
California Avocados: 1.46mg
24. more vitamin B6 per 100g
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It's essential for absorbing vitamin B12 and takes part in the production of red blood cells, various cells of the immune system and in the formation of myelin, which protects nerve cells from damage.
25. more folate content per 100g
Folate (vitamin B9), a natural form of folic acid, helps maintain proper brain function. It is crucial during infancy, adolescence and pregnancy, as it helps in the production of genetic material, and is important in the development of cells and tissues.