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Apricot vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Apricot and Orange

  • Apricot is higher in Vitamin A, however Orange is richer in Vitamin C and Folate.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 48% higher.
  • Apricot has 9 times more Vitamin A than Orange. While Apricot has 96µg of Vitamin A, Orange has only 11µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Apricots, raw and Oranges, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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2
Orange
Contains more Iron +290%
Contains more Potassium +43.1%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Contains more Calcium +207.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 23% 8% 27% 6% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Contains more Iron +290%
Contains more Potassium +43.1%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Contains more Calcium +207.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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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5
Orange
Contains more Vitamin A +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +394.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +432%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.25
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 34% 77% 18% 0% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 0% 9% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +394.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +432%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.25

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
16
Apricot
24
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
11
Apricot
8
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 the food
Protein
8%
Apricot
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
11%
Apricot
12%
Orange
Fats
2%
Apricot
1%
Orange

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Apricot Orange
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 Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sugars (difference - 0.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Apricot
Apricot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Apricot Orange Opinion
Calories 48 47 Apricot
Protein 1.4 0.94 Apricot
Fats 0.39 0.12 Apricot
Vitamin C 10 53.2 Orange
Carbs 11.12 11.75 Orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.39 0.1 Apricot
Calcium 13 40 Orange
Potassium 259 181 Apricot
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 9.24 9.35 Apricot
Fiber 2 2.4 Orange
Copper 0.078 0.045 Apricot
Zinc 0.2 0.07 Apricot
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Phosphorus 23 14 Apricot
Sodium 1 0 Orange
Vitamin A 1279 225 Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89 0.18 Apricot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.087 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.04
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.282 Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.25 Orange
Vitamin B6 0.054 0.06 Orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.3 0 Apricot
Folate 9 30 Orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.015 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.17 0.023 Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.077 0.025 Apricot
Tryptophan 0.015 0.009 Apricot
Threonine 0.047 0.015 Apricot
Isoleucine 0.041 0.025 Apricot
Leucine 0.077 0.023 Apricot
Lysine 0.097 0.047 Apricot
Methionine 0.006 0.02 Orange
Phenylalanine 0.052 0.031 Apricot
Valine 0.047 0.04 Apricot
Histidine 0.027 0.018 Apricot
Fructose 0.94 Apricot

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 of 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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.