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Dates vs Fruit salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Dates and Fruit salad

  • The amount of Fiber, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Vitamin B3 in Dates are higher than in Fruit salad.
  • Dates covers your daily Fiber needs 28% more than Fruit salad.
  • Fruit salad has 11 times less Vitamin B5 than Dates . Dates have 0.589mg of Vitamin B5, while Fruit salad has 0.053mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Dates, deglet noor and Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids.

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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 +308%
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Potassium +465.5%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +312%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 58% 31% 69% 8% 27% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +308%
Contains more Calcium +254.5%
Contains more Potassium +465.5%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +312%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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 B1 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +371.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1011.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +511.1%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +725%
Contains more Vitamin A +5900%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 1% 0% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 0% 7% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +371.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1011.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +511.1%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +725%
Contains more Vitamin A +5900%

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
Dates
6
Fruit salad
Mineral Summary Score
30
Dates
7
Fruit salad

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
15%
Dates
3%
Fruit salad
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
13%
Fruit salad
Fats
2%
Dates
0%
Fruit salad

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.
Dates Fruit salad
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Dates Fruit salad
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?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sugars (difference - 63.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dates
Dates contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dates
Dates is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Dates Fruit salad Opinion
Calories 282 50 Dates
Protein 2.45 0.51 Dates
Fats 0.39 0.03 Dates
Vitamin C 0.4 3.3 Fruit salad
Carbs 75.03 13.05 Dates
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.02 0.25 Dates
Calcium 39 11 Dates
Potassium 656 116 Dates
Magnesium 43 8 Dates
Sugars 63.35 Fruit salad
Fiber 8 1 Dates
Copper 0.206 0.05 Dates
Zinc 0.29 0.14 Dates
Starch
Phosphorus 62 14 Dates
Sodium 2 5 Dates
Vitamin A 10 600 Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.05 Dates
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.011 Dates
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.014 Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274 0.356 Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589 0.053 Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.027 Dates
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.7 Dates
Folate 19 3 Dates
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.004 Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.005 Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019 0.011 Dates
Tryptophan 0.012 Dates
Threonine 0.043 Dates
Isoleucine 0.049 Dates
Leucine 0.084 Dates
Lysine 0.066 Dates
Methionine 0.022 Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05 Dates
Valine 0.071 Dates
Histidine 0.032 Dates
Fructose 19.56 Dates

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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/nutrients
  2. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.