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Apple vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Apple
Apple contains less Sugars (difference - 0.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Apple Mandarin orange
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Mandarin orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Apple
18
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
3
Apple
6
Mandarin orange

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Apple
1
:
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Apple
1
:
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1161.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1161.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.2%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
2%
Apple
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
1%
Apple
1%
Mandarin orange

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Apple Mandarin orange Opinion
Calories 52 53 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.26 0.81 Mandarin orange
Fats 0.17 0.31 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 4.6 26.7 Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.81 13.34 Apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.12 0.15 Mandarin orange
Calcium 6 37 Mandarin orange
Potassium 107 166 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 5 12 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.39 10.58 Mandarin orange
Fiber 2.4 1.8 Apple
Copper 0.027 0.042 Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.04 0.07 Mandarin orange
Starch 0.05 0 Apple
Phosphorus 11 20 Mandarin orange
Sodium 1 2 Apple
Vitamin A 54 681 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.18 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.058 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.036 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.091 0.376 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.216 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.041 0.078 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0 Apple
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.039 Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.06 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 0.065 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.001 0.002 Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.006 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.006 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.013 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.012 0.032 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.001 0.002 Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.012 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.005 0.011 Mandarin orange
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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