Surinam Cherry Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-08-31

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Surinam Cherry


Overview of Surinam Cherry Nutrition

Scientific Name: Eugenia uniflora


Order: Myrtales


Family: Myrtaceae


Surinam cherry (Eugenia uniflora) is a flowering plant that belongs to the Myrtaceae family whose notable members are clove, guava, and bay rum tree. It is also known as pitanga. There are two types of Surinam cherry: the common bright-red one and the rarer dark-crimson to nearly black one. Surinam cherry is native to the east coast of tropical South America, and it is mainly grown in this area. In the US, Surinam cherry is most popular in Florida. This plant grows best in tropical and subtropical regions and can tolerate almost any soil type, as long as they do not contain salt. Surinam cherry is packed with vitamin C and vitamin A, containing 44% and 30% of recommended daily value (DV) respectively. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in strengthening the immune system. Vitamin C is also involved in the formation and maintenance of collagen, a protein compound that builds the organs of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, etc.. The main function of vitamin A is to maintain vision health. Retinal, one of the fats found in vitamin A, is essential for color vision. Not only that, vitamin A helps protect the cornea and conjunctiva. In addition to their primary function, vitamin A and C both help with immunity and cell function. Surinam cherry has various uses. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, the cherry is used as a folk remedy in South America against stomach diseases. In addition, Surinam cherry is also known for its use for blood pressure reduction and bronchitis, heartburn, and colic prevention. Besides medical purposes, Surinam cherry is an amazing fruit to be consumed on its own (when it ripens) or in desserts or fermentation products like vinegar, wines, or distilled liquors. When eaten, the seeds should be removed as they are extremely resinous.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 33 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 7.49 g 2%
Dietary Fiber - g -
Sugars - g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.40 g 1%
Saturated Fat - g -
Monounsaturated Fat - g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total - g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
- g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
- g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
- g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
- g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
- g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
- g
Trans Fat - g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.80 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
- g
  • Threonine
- g
  • Isoleucine
- g
  • Leucine
- g
  • Lysine
- g
  • Methionine
- g
  • Cystine
- g
  • Phenylalanine
- g
  • Tyrosine
- g
  • Valine
- g
  • Arginine
- g
  • Histidine
- g
  • Alanine
- g
  • Aspartic Acid
- g
  • Glutamic Acid
- g
  • Glycine
- g
  • Proline
- g
  • Serine
- g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 26.30 mg 44%
Thiamin 0.03 mg 2%
Riboflavin 0.04 mg 2%
Niacin 0.30 mg 2%
Pantothenic Acid - mg -
Vitamin B6 - mg -
Folate, total - mg -
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
- mcg
Choline - mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 1500.00 IU 30%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
75.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
- mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
- mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
- mcg
Lycopene - mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin - mcg
Vitamin E, total - IU -
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D - IU -
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - mcg -
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 9.00 mg 1%
Iron 0.20 mg 1%
Magnesium 12.00 mg 3%
Phosphorus 11.00 mg 1%
Potassium 103.00 mg 3%
Sodium 3.00 mg 0%
Zinc - mg -
Copper - mg -
Manganese - mg -
Selenium - mcg -
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount
Flavones
  • Apigenin
0.00 mg
  • Luteolin
0.00 mg
Flavonols
  • Kaempferol
0.40 mg
  • Myricetin
3.40 mg
  • Quercetin
5.80 mg


Others
Name Amount
Water 90.81 g
Ash 0.50 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.