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Grapefruit vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (difference - 2.46g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (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.
Grapefruit Orange
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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
22
Grapefruit
27
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
5
Grapefruit
6
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
:
5
Orange
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +34.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +34.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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
:
6
Orange
Contains more Vitamin A +411.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.25
Contains more Vitamin A +411.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.25

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
5%
Grapefruit
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
12%
Orange
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
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 Grapefruit Orange Opinion
Calories 42 47 Orange
Protein 0.77 0.94 Orange
Fats 0.14 0.12 Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2 53.2 Orange
Carbs 10.66 11.75 Orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.1 Orange
Calcium 22 40 Orange
Potassium 135 181 Orange
Magnesium 9 10 Orange
Sugars 6.89 9.35 Orange
Fiber 1.6 2.4 Orange
Copper 0.032 0.045 Orange
Zinc 0.07 0.07
Starch 0 Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18 14 Grapefruit
Sodium 0 0
Vitamin A 1150 225 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13 0.18 Orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.043 0.087 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.04 Orange
Vitamin B3 0.204 0.282 Orange
Vitamin B5 0.262 0.25 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053 0.06 Orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.015 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 0.023 Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036 0.025 Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008 0.009 Orange
Threonine 0.013 0.015 Orange
Isoleucine 0.008 0.025 Orange
Leucine 0.015 0.023 Orange
Lysine 0.019 0.047 Orange
Methionine 0.007 0.02 Orange
Phenylalanine 0.013 0.031 Orange
Valine 0.015 0.04 Orange
Histidine 0.008 0.018 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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