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Blueberry vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Blueberry and Apple

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Manganese and Vitamin C in Blueberry is higher than in Apple.
  • Blueberry covers your daily need of Vitamin K 14% more than Apple.
  • Blueberry contains 10 times more Manganese than Apple. While Blueberry contains 0.336mg of Manganese, Apple contains only 0.035mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Blueberries, raw and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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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Apple
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Equal in Calcium - 6
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 2% 7% 5% 19% 5% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Equal in Calcium - 6
Equal in Phosphorus - 11
Equal in Sodium - 1

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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Apple
Contains more Vitamin C +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +359.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +777.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin A - 54
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 33% 4% 12% 0% 10% 10% 8% 8% 12% 0% 49% 5%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +110.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +359.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +777.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin A - 54

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
12
Blueberry
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
7
Blueberry
4
Apple

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
4%
Blueberry
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
14%
Blueberry
14%
Apple
Fats
2%
Blueberry
1%
Apple

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Blueberry Apple
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?
Blueberry
Blueberry contains less Sugars (difference - 0.43g)
Which food is cheaper?
Blueberry
Blueberry is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Blueberry
Blueberry is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Blueberry
Blueberry is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.028 g)

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 Blueberry Apple Opinion
Calories 57 52 Blueberry
Protein 0.74 0.26 Blueberry
Fats 0.33 0.17 Blueberry
Vitamin C 9.7 4.6 Blueberry
Carbs 14.49 13.81 Blueberry
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.12 Blueberry
Calcium 6 6
Potassium 77 107 Apple
Magnesium 6 5 Blueberry
Sugars 9.96 10.39 Blueberry
Fiber 2.4 2.4
Copper 0.057 0.027 Blueberry
Zinc 0.16 0.04 Blueberry
Starch 0.03 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 12 11 Blueberry
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 54 54
Vitamin E 0.57 0.18 Blueberry
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.017 Blueberry
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.026 Blueberry
Vitamin B3 0.418 0.091 Blueberry
Vitamin B5 0.124 0.061 Blueberry
Vitamin B6 0.052 0.041 Blueberry
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 19.3 2.2 Blueberry
Folate 6 3 Blueberry
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.028
Monounsaturated Fat 0.047 0.007 Blueberry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.146 0.051 Blueberry
Tryptophan 0.003 0.001 Blueberry
Threonine 0.02 0.006 Blueberry
Isoleucine 0.023 0.006 Blueberry
Leucine 0.044 0.013 Blueberry
Lysine 0.013 0.012 Blueberry
Methionine 0.012 0.001 Blueberry
Phenylalanine 0.026 0.006 Blueberry
Valine 0.031 0.012 Blueberry
Histidine 0.011 0.005 Blueberry
Fructose 4.97 5.9 Apple

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. Blueberry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171711/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.