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Clementine vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Clementine and Grapefruit

  • Grapefruit has less Vitamin C.
  • Clementine covers your daily Vitamin C needs 20% more than Grapefruit.

Food varieties used in this article are Clementines, raw 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
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Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 9% 16% 8% 15% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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 C +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.5%
Contains more Folate +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 163% 0% 4% 0% 22% 7% 12% 10% 18% 0% 0% 18%
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 C +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.5%
Contains more Folate +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.031

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
21
Clementine
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
8
Clementine
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 the food
Protein
5%
Clementine
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
12%
Clementine
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Clementine
1%
Grapefruit

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Clementine Grapefruit
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?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (difference - 2.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clementine
Clementine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clementine
Clementine is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clementine
Clementine is relatively richer in minerals
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 Clementine Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 47 42 Clementine
Protein 0.85 0.77 Clementine
Fats 0.15 0.14 Clementine
Vitamin C 48.8 31.2 Clementine
Carbs 12.02 10.66 Clementine
Cholesterol 0 Clementine
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.14 0.08 Clementine
Calcium 30 22 Clementine
Potassium 177 135 Clementine
Magnesium 10 9 Clementine
Sugars 9.18 6.89 Grapefruit
Fiber 1.7 1.6 Clementine
Copper 0.043 0.032 Clementine
Zinc 0.06 0.07 Grapefruit
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 21 18 Clementine
Sodium 1 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.2 0.13 Clementine
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.043 Clementine
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.031 Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.636 0.204 Clementine
Vitamin B5 0.151 0.262 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.075 0.053 Clementine
Vitamin B12 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 24 13 Clementine
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 Clementine
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036 Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013 Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008 Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015 Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019 Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013 Grapefruit
Valine 0.015 Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008 Grapefruit
Fructose 1.64 1.77 Grapefruit

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Clementine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168195/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.