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Apple vs Dried fruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Apple and Dried fruit

  • Apple has less Copper, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin E , Vitamin A, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Manganese, and Phosphorus.
  • Dried fruit covers your daily Copper needs 35% more than Apple.

Food varieties used in this article are Apples, raw, with skin and Apricots, dried, sulfured, uncooked.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Apple
1
:
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +2116.7%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +986%
Contains more Magnesium +540%
Contains more Copper +1170.4%
Contains more Zinc +875%
Contains more Phosphorus +545.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 100% 17% 103% 23% 115% 11% 31% 2%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +2116.7%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +986%
Contains more Magnesium +540%
Contains more Copper +1170.4%
Contains more Zinc +875%
Contains more Phosphorus +545.5%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +360%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +6574.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +2305.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2745.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +745.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +40.9%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 217% 87% 0% 4% 18% 49% 31% 33% 0% 8% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +360%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +6574.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +2305.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2745.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +745.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +40.9%
Contains more Folate +233.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Apple
38
Dried fruit
Mineral Summary Score
4
Apple
50
Dried fruit

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 food.
Protein
2%
Apple
20%
Dried fruit
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
63%
Dried fruit
Fats
1%
Apple
2%
Dried fruit

Comparison summary table

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

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Apple Dried fruit
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apple
Apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Dried fruit Opinion
Calories 52 241 Dried fruit
Protein 0.26 3.39 Dried fruit
Fats 0.17 0.51 Dried fruit
Vitamin C 4.6 1 Apple
Carbs 13.81 62.64 Dried fruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.12 2.66 Dried fruit
Calcium 6 55 Dried fruit
Potassium 107 1162 Dried fruit
Magnesium 5 32 Dried fruit
Sugar 10.39 53.44 Apple
Fiber 2.4 7.3 Dried fruit
Copper 0.027 0.343 Dried fruit
Zinc 0.04 0.39 Dried fruit
Starch 0.05 0.35 Dried fruit
Phosphorus 11 71 Dried fruit
Sodium 1 10 Apple
Vitamin A 54 3604 Dried fruit
Vitamin E 0.18 4.33 Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.015 Apple
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.074 Dried fruit
Vitamin B3 0.091 2.589 Dried fruit
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.516 Dried fruit
Vitamin B6 0.041 0.143 Dried fruit
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 3.1 Dried fruit
Folate 3 10 Dried fruit
Trans Fat 0 Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.017 Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.074 Dried fruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 0.074 Dried fruit
Tryptophan 0.001 0.016 Dried fruit
Threonine 0.006 0.073 Dried fruit
Isoleucine 0.006 0.063 Dried fruit
Leucine 0.013 0.105 Dried fruit
Lysine 0.012 0.083 Dried fruit
Methionine 0.001 0.015 Dried fruit
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.062 Dried fruit
Valine 0.012 0.078 Dried fruit
Histidine 0.005 0.047 Dried fruit
Fructose 5.9 12.47 Dried fruit

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Dried fruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173941/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.