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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 Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +465.5%
Contains more Magnesium +514.3%
Contains more Copper +151.2%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 58% 31% 69% 8% 27% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +466.7%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +465.5%
Contains more Magnesium +514.3%
Contains more Copper +151.2%
Contains more Zinc +190%
Contains more Phosphorus +416.7%
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 C +975%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +63%
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 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
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 C +975%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin K +63%

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
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 the food
Protein
15%
Dates
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
15%
Pear
Fats
2%
Dates
1%
Pear

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 Pear
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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