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Dates vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Dates and Pineapple

  • Dates have more Fiber, Potassium, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Magnesium and Selenium, however Pineapple is higher in Vitamin C and Manganese.
  • Pineapple covers your daily need of Vitamin C 53% more than Dates .
  • Dates have 30 times more Selenium than Pineapple. While Dates have 3µg of Selenium, Pineapple has only 0.1µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Dates, deglet noor and Pineapple, raw, all varieties.

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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 +251.7%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +501.8%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +675%
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 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Contains more Iron +251.7%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +501.8%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +675%
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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Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +11850%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.9%
Equal in Folate - 18
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 160% 4% 1% 0% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 0% 2% 14%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +11850%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.9%
Equal in Folate - 18

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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
30
Dates
10
Pineapple

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%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
13%
Pineapple
Fats
2%
Dates
1%
Pineapple

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 Pineapple
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Pineapple
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?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sugars (difference - 53.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dates
Dates is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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 Pineapple Opinion
Calories 282 50 Dates
Protein 2.45 0.54 Dates
Fats 0.39 0.12 Dates
Vitamin C 0.4 47.8 Pineapple
Carbs 75.03 13.12 Dates
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.02 0.29 Dates
Calcium 39 13 Dates
Potassium 656 109 Dates
Magnesium 43 12 Dates
Sugars 63.35 9.85 Pineapple
Fiber 8 1.4 Dates
Copper 0.206 0.11 Dates
Zinc 0.29 0.12 Dates
Starch 0 Pineapple
Phosphorus 62 8 Dates
Sodium 2 1 Pineapple
Vitamin A 10 58 Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.05 0.02 Dates
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.079 Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.032 Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274 0.5 Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589 0.213 Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.112 Dates
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.7 0.7 Dates
Folate 19 18 Dates
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.009 Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.013 Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019 0.04 Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.012 0.005 Dates
Threonine 0.043 0.019 Dates
Isoleucine 0.049 0.019 Dates
Leucine 0.084 0.024 Dates
Lysine 0.066 0.026 Dates
Methionine 0.022 0.012 Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05 0.021 Dates
Valine 0.071 0.024 Dates
Histidine 0.032 0.01 Dates
Fructose 19.56 2.12 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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.