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Avocado vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Avocado and Grapefruit different?

  • Avocado is higher in Vitamin B5, Fiber, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , and Potassium, however Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Grapefruit is 24% higher.
  • Avocado contains 101 times more Saturated Fat than Grapefruit. While Avocado contains 2.126g of Saturated Fat, Grapefruit contains only 0.021g.

Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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 +587.5%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +259.3%
Contains more Zinc +814.3%
Contains more Copper +493.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 21% 21% 23% 43% 1% 18% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Iron +587.5%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +259.3%
Contains more Zinc +814.3%
Contains more Copper +493.8%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
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
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Contains more Vitamin E +1492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +752%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +384.9%
Contains more Folate +523.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +687.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +212%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 42% 0% 34% 17% 30% 33% 84% 60% 61% 0% 53%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +1492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +752%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +384.9%
Contains more Folate +523.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +687.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +212%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Avocado Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 1.83g 9.06g Grapefruit
Protein 2g 0.77g Avocado
Fats 14.66g 0.14g Avocado
Carbs 8.53g 10.66g Grapefruit
Calories 160kcal 42kcal Avocado
Starch 0.11g 0g Avocado
Fructose 0.12g 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 0.66g 6.89g Avocado
Fiber 6.7g 1.6g Avocado
Calcium 12mg 22mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.55mg 0.08mg Avocado
Magnesium 29mg 9mg Avocado
Phosphorus 52mg 18mg Avocado
Potassium 485mg 135mg Avocado
Sodium 7mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.64mg 0.07mg Avocado
Copper 0.19mg 0.032mg Avocado
Vitamin A 146IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 2.07mg 0.13mg Avocado
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.043mg Avocado
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.031mg Avocado
Vitamin B3 1.738mg 0.204mg Avocado
Vitamin B5 1.389mg 0.262mg Avocado
Vitamin B6 0.257mg 0.053mg Avocado
Folate 81µg 13µg Avocado
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 21µg 0µg Avocado
Tryptophan 0.025mg 0.008mg Avocado
Threonine 0.073mg 0.013mg Avocado
Isoleucine 0.084mg 0.008mg Avocado
Leucine 0.143mg 0.015mg Avocado
Lysine 0.132mg 0.019mg Avocado
Methionine 0.038mg 0.007mg Avocado
Phenylalanine 0.097mg 0.013mg Avocado
Valine 0.107mg 0.015mg Avocado
Histidine 0.049mg 0.008mg Avocado
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.126g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 9.799g 0.02g Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 1.816g 0.036g Avocado

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Avocado Grapefruit
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
35
Avocado
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
24
Avocado
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
12%
Avocado
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
9%
Avocado
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
68%
Avocado
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.105g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.23g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Avocado
Avocado 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. Avocado - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171705/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.