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Apple vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Apple and Grapefruit

  • Apple has less Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily Vitamin C needs 30% more than Apple.
  • Grapefruit contains 2 times less Sugars than Apple. Apple contains 10.39g of Sugars, while Grapefruit contains 6.89g.

Food varieties used in this article are Apples, raw, with skin and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +26.2%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +26.2%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +578.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2029.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
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 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +578.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2029.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +333.3%

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
5
Apple
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
4
Apple
6
Grapefruit

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
2%
Apple
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Apple
1%
Grapefruit

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.
Apple Grapefruit
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Grapefruit
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 contains less Sugars?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (difference - 3.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Apple Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 52 42 Apple
Protein 0.26 0.77 Grapefruit
Fats 0.17 0.14 Apple
Vitamin C 4.6 31.2 Grapefruit
Carbs 13.81 10.66 Apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.12 0.08 Apple
Calcium 6 22 Grapefruit
Potassium 107 135 Grapefruit
Magnesium 5 9 Grapefruit
Sugars 10.39 6.89 Grapefruit
Fiber 2.4 1.6 Apple
Copper 0.027 0.032 Grapefruit
Zinc 0.04 0.07 Grapefruit
Starch 0.05 0 Apple
Phosphorus 11 18 Grapefruit
Sodium 1 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 54 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.18 0.13 Apple
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.043 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.031 Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.091 0.204 Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.262 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.041 0.053 Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0 Apple
Folate 3 13 Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.021 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.02 Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 0.036 Apple
Tryptophan 0.001 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.006 0.013 Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.006 0.008 Grapefruit
Leucine 0.013 0.015 Grapefruit
Lysine 0.012 0.019 Grapefruit
Methionine 0.001 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.013 Grapefruit
Valine 0.012 0.015 Grapefruit
Histidine 0.005 0.008 Grapefruit
Fructose 5.9 1.77 Apple

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.