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Mandarin orange vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (difference - 3.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Mandarin orange Grapefruit
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Grapefruit
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
18
Mandarin orange
22
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
6
Mandarin orange
5
Grapefruit

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
:
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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
:
Contains more Vitamin E +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%

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%
Mandarin orange
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Grapefruit

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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 Mandarin orange Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 53 42 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81 0.77 Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31 0.14 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7 31.2 Grapefruit
Carbs 13.34 10.66 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 0.08 Mandarin orange
Calcium 37 22 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 135 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12 9 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.58 6.89 Mandarin orange
Fiber 1.8 1.6 Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042 0.032 Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07 0.07
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 20 18 Mandarin orange
Sodium 2 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 681 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.2 0.13 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.043 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.031 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.204 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.262 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.053 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.021 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.02 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.036 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.016 0.013 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 0.008 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 0.015 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 0.019 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.018 0.013 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 0.015 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 0.008 Mandarin orange
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