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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 Sugar than Apple. Apple contains 10.39g of Sugar, 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
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
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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%

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 Grapefruit
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 52kcal 42kcal Apple
Protein 0.26g 0.77g Grapefruit
Fats 0.17g 0.14g Apple
Vitamin C 4.6mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Net carbs 11.41g 9.06g Apple
Carbs 13.81g 10.66g Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.12mg 0.08mg Apple
Calcium 6mg 22mg Grapefruit
Potassium 107mg 135mg Grapefruit
Magnesium 5mg 9mg Grapefruit
Sugar 10.39g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 2.4g 1.6g Apple
Copper 0.027mg 0.032mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.04mg 0.07mg Grapefruit
Starch 0.05g 0g Apple
Phosphorus 11mg 18mg Grapefruit
Sodium 1mg 0mg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 54IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.13mg Apple
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 0.204mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Apple
Folate 3µg 13µg Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.02g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g 0.036g Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.006mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.006mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.013mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.012mg 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.001mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.006mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.012mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.005mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Fructose 5.9g 1.77g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
2%
Apple
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Apple
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.