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Apple vs. Avocado — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Apple and Avocado

  • The amount of Vitamin B5, Folate, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Vitamin B3 in Avocado is higher than in Apple.
  • Avocado covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 27% more than Apple.
  • Apple contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Apples, raw, with skin and Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties.

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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.
Apple
1
:
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +358.3%
Contains more Magnesium +480%
Contains more Phosphorus +372.7%
Contains more Potassium +353.3%
Contains more Zinc +1500%
Contains more Copper +603.7%
Contains more Manganese +305.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9% 5% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 21% 21% 23% 43% 1% 18% 64% 19% 3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +358.3%
Contains more Magnesium +480%
Contains more Phosphorus +372.7%
Contains more Potassium +353.3%
Contains more Zinc +1500%
Contains more Copper +603.7%
Contains more Manganese +305.7%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

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.
Apple
0
:
11
Avocado
Contains more Vitamin A +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1809.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2177%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +526.8%
Contains more Folate +2600%
Contains more Choline +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +854.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 2% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 42% 0% 34% 17% 30% 33% 84% 60% 61% 0% 8% 53%
Contains more Vitamin A +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1050%
Contains more Vitamin C +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1809.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2177%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +526.8%
Contains more Folate +2600%
Contains more Choline +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +854.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Apple
2
:
Contains more Carbs +61.9%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Contains more Protein +669.2%
Contains more Fats +8523.5%
Contains more Other +690%
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
2% 15% 9% 73%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 14.66 g
Carbs: 8.53 g
Water: 73.23 g
Other: 1.58 g
Contains more Carbs +61.9%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Contains more Protein +669.2%
Contains more Fats +8523.5%
Contains more Other +690%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Apple
1
:
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +139885.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3460.8%
33% 8% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.051 g
15% 71% 13%
Saturated Fat: 2.126 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.799 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.816 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +139885.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3460.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Apple
3
:
Contains more Sucrose +3350%
Contains more Glucose +556.8%
Contains more Fructose +4816.7%
Contains more Starch +120%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
20% 23% 56%
Starch: 0.05 g
Sucrose: 2.07 g
Glucose: 2.43 g
Fructose: 5.9 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
14% 8% 49% 16% 13%
Starch: 0.11 g
Sucrose: 0.06 g
Glucose: 0.37 g
Fructose: 0.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.1 g
Contains more Sucrose +3350%
Contains more Glucose +556.8%
Contains more Fructose +4816.7%
Contains more Starch +120%
Contains more Galactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Avocado Opinion
Net carbs 11.41g 1.83g Apple
Protein 0.26g 2g Avocado
Fats 0.17g 14.66g Avocado
Carbs 13.81g 8.53g Apple
Calories 52kcal 160kcal Avocado
Starch 0.05g 0.11g Avocado
Fructose 5.9g 0.12g Apple
Sugar 10.39g 0.66g Avocado
Fiber 2.4g 6.7g Avocado
Calcium 6mg 12mg Avocado
Iron 0.12mg 0.55mg Avocado
Magnesium 5mg 29mg Avocado
Phosphorus 11mg 52mg Avocado
Potassium 107mg 485mg Avocado
Sodium 1mg 7mg Apple
Zinc 0.04mg 0.64mg Avocado
Copper 0.027mg 0.19mg Avocado
Manganese 0.035mg 0.142mg Avocado
Selenium 0µg 0.4µg Avocado
Vitamin A 54IU 146IU Avocado
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 7µg Avocado
Vitamin E 0.18mg 2.07mg Avocado
Vitamin C 4.6mg 10mg Avocado
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.067mg Avocado
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.13mg Avocado
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 1.738mg Avocado
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 1.389mg Avocado
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.257mg Avocado
Folate 3µg 81µg Avocado
Choline 3.4mg 14.2mg Avocado
Vitamin K 2.2µg 21µg Avocado
Tryptophan 0.001mg 0.025mg Avocado
Threonine 0.006mg 0.073mg Avocado
Isoleucine 0.006mg 0.084mg Avocado
Leucine 0.013mg 0.143mg Avocado
Lysine 0.012mg 0.132mg Avocado
Methionine 0.001mg 0.038mg Avocado
Phenylalanine 0.006mg 0.097mg Avocado
Valine 0.012mg 0.107mg Avocado
Histidine 0.005mg 0.049mg Avocado
Saturated Fat 0.028g 2.126g Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 9.799g Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g 1.816g Avocado
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.015g Avocado
Omega-3 - ALA 0.111g Avocado

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Avocado
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
4%
Apple
33%
Avocado
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Apple
21%
Avocado

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.73g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.098g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Avocado - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171705/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.