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Apricot vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Apricot and Mandarin orange different?

  • Apricot is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Mandarin orange is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Mandarin orange is 19% higher.
  • Apricot contains 4 times more Vitamin E than Mandarin orange. While Apricot contains 0.89mg of Vitamin E , Mandarin orange contains only 0.2mg.

Apricots, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +345%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +167%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.036
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +345%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +167%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.036
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216

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.
Apricot Mandarin orange
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apricot Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 1.4g 0.81g Apricot
Fats 0.39g 0.31g Apricot
Carbs 11.12g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 48kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose 0.94g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 9.24g 10.58g Apricot
Fiber 2g 1.8g Apricot
Calcium 13mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.39mg 0.15mg Apricot
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 23mg 20mg Apricot
Potassium 259mg 166mg Apricot
Sodium 1mg 2mg Apricot
Zinc 0.2mg 0.07mg Apricot
Copper 0.078mg 0.042mg Apricot
Vitamin A 1279IU 681IU Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89mg 0.2mg Apricot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 26.7mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.036mg Apricot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.376mg Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.216mg Apricot
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 9µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.3µg 0µg Apricot
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.002mg Apricot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.016mg Apricot
Isoleucine 0.041mg 0.017mg Apricot
Leucine 0.077mg 0.028mg Apricot
Lysine 0.097mg 0.032mg Apricot
Methionine 0.006mg 0.002mg Apricot
Phenylalanine 0.052mg 0.018mg Apricot
Valine 0.047mg 0.021mg Apricot
Histidine 0.027mg 0.011mg Apricot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.039g Apricot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.17g 0.06g Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.077g 0.065g Apricot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Apricot Mandarin orange
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
16
Apricot
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
11
Apricot
8
Mandarin orange

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
8%
Apricot
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
11%
Apricot
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
2%
Apricot
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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

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. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/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.