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Currant vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Currant and Mandarin orange

  • Currant has more Vitamin C, Iron, Fiber, Copper, and Manganese, however Mandarin orange has more Vitamin K.
  • Currant's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% more.
  • Currant has 7 times more Iron than Mandarin orange. Currant has 1mg of Iron, while Mandarin orange has 0.15mg.
  • Currant is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Currants, red and white, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw.

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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 +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains more Potassium +65.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Iron +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains more Potassium +65.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1521.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
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 C +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1521.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +276%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.4%
Contains more Folate +100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 9.5g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 1.4g 0.81g Currant
Fats 0.2g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.8g 13.34g Currant
Calories 56kcal 53kcal Currant
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose 3.53g 2.4g Currant
Sugar 7.37g 10.58g Currant
Fiber 4.3g 1.8g Currant
Calcium 33mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 1mg 0.15mg Currant
Magnesium 13mg 12mg Currant
Phosphorus 44mg 20mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 166mg Currant
Sodium 1mg 2mg Currant
Zinc 0.23mg 0.07mg Currant
Copper 0.107mg 0.042mg Currant
Vitamin A 42IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 41mg 26.7mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.036mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.216mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 8µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 11µg 0µg Currant
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Threonine mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine mg 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.039g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.065g Currant

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Currant 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
18
Currant
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
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%
Currant
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
1%
Currant
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Currant
Currant is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.