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Dates vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Dates and Pear different?

  • Dates have more Fiber, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B5, Iron, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3 than Pear.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Dates is 20% higher.
  • Dates contain 12 times more Vitamin B5 than Pear. While Dates contain 0.589mg of Vitamin B5, Pear contains only 0.049mg.

Dates, deglet noor and Pears, raw 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
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Pear
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +514.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.7%
Contains more Potassium +465.5%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains more Copper +151.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 31% 27% 58% 1% 8% 69%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +514.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.7%
Contains more Potassium +465.5%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains more Copper +151.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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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Pear
Contains more Vitamin B1 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +691.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +469%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin C +975%
Contains more Vitamin K +63%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 2% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 15% 0% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +691.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +469%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin C +975%
Contains more Vitamin K +63%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dates Pear Opinion
Net carbs 67.03g 12.13g Dates
Protein 2.45g 0.36g Dates
Fats 0.39g 0.14g Dates
Carbs 75.03g 15.23g Dates
Calories 282kcal 57kcal Dates
Starch g g
Fructose 19.56g 6.42g Dates
Sugar 63.35g 9.75g Pear
Fiber 8g 3.1g Dates
Calcium 39mg 9mg Dates
Iron 1.02mg 0.18mg Dates
Magnesium 43mg 7mg Dates
Phosphorus 62mg 12mg Dates
Potassium 656mg 116mg Dates
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.29mg 0.1mg Dates
Copper 0.206mg 0.082mg Dates
Vitamin A 10IU 25IU Pear
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 4.3mg Pear
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.012mg Dates
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.026mg Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274mg 0.161mg Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589mg 0.049mg Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165mg 0.029mg Dates
Folate 19µg 7µg Dates
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.7µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.002mg Dates
Threonine 0.043mg 0.011mg Dates
Isoleucine 0.049mg 0.011mg Dates
Leucine 0.084mg 0.019mg Dates
Lysine 0.066mg 0.017mg Dates
Methionine 0.022mg 0.002mg Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05mg 0.011mg Dates
Valine 0.071mg 0.017mg Dates
Histidine 0.032mg 0.002mg Dates
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Dates Pear
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
12
Dates
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
30
Dates
8
Pear

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
15%
Dates
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
15%
Pear
Fats
2%
Dates
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pear
Pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 53.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/nutrients
  2. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.