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Acerola vs. Mandarin orange — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Acerola and Mandarin orange different?

  • Acerola is higher in Vitamin C, however, Mandarin orange is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Acerola is 1834% higher.
  • Acerola contains 2 times more Magnesium than Mandarin orange. While Acerola contains 18mg of Magnesium, Mandarin orange contains only 12mg.

Acerola, (west indian cherry), raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 13% 5% 13% 1% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +6183.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +766.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.376
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 47% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 8% 19% 3% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 6% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +6183.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +766.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.376

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +102.5%
Contains more Carbs +73.5%
Contains more Other +85%
Equal in Fats - 0.31
Equal in Water - 85.17
8% 91%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.69 g
Water: 91.41 g
Other: 0.2 g
13% 85%
Protein: 0.81 g
Fats: 0.31 g
Carbs: 13.34 g
Water: 85.17 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +102.5%
Contains more Carbs +73.5%
Contains more Other +85%
Equal in Fats - 0.31
Equal in Water - 85.17

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +38.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.6%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
24% 37% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.065 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +38.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Acerola Mandarin orange
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Acerola Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 6.59g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.4g 0.81g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.3g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 7.69g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 32kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g Acerola
Fiber 1.1g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 12mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.2mg 0.15mg Acerola
Magnesium 18mg 12mg Acerola
Phosphorus 11mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 146mg 166mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 7mg 2mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Acerola
Copper 0.086mg 0.042mg Acerola
Manganese 0.039mg Mandarin orange
Selenium 0.6µg 0.1µg Acerola
Vitamin A 767IU 681IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 34µg Acerola
Vitamin E 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 1677.6mg 26.7mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.036mg Acerola
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.376mg Acerola
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.216mg Acerola
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 14µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Choline 10.2mg Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.039g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.06g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.065g Acerola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Acerola Mandarin orange
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
438%
Acerola
16%
Mandarin orange
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Acerola
7%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Acerola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171686/nutrients
  2. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.