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Durian vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Durian and Apple

  • Apple has less Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Potassium, Folate, Vitamin B3 and Magnesium.
  • Durian covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 30% more than Apple.
  • Apple contains 12 times less Folate than Durian. Durian contains 36µg of Folate, while Apple contains 3µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Durian, raw or frozen and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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
Durian
6
:
1
Apple
Contains more Iron +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +307.5%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +666.7%
Contains more Zinc +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +254.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Calcium - 6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 39% 22% 69% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +307.5%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +666.7%
Contains more Zinc +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +254.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Calcium - 6

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
Durian
7
:
4
Apple
Contains more Vitamin C +328.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +669.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1080.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +277%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.7%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 3% 0% 0% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 0% 0% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +669.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1080.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +277%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.7%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.7%

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
28
Durian
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
21
Durian
4
Apple

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
9%
Durian
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
27%
Durian
14%
Apple
Fats
25%
Durian
1%
Apple

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.
Durian Apple
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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
Durian Apple
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?
Durian
Durian contains less Sugars (difference - 10.39g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 Durian Apple Opinion
Calories 147 52 Durian
Protein 1.47 0.26 Durian
Fats 5.33 0.17 Durian
Vitamin C 19.7 4.6 Durian
Carbs 27.09 13.81 Durian
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Apple
Iron 0.43 0.12 Durian
Calcium 6 6
Potassium 436 107 Durian
Magnesium 30 5 Durian
Sugars 10.39 Durian
Fiber 3.8 2.4 Durian
Copper 0.207 0.027 Durian
Zinc 0.28 0.04 Durian
Starch 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 39 11 Durian
Sodium 2 1 Apple
Vitamin A 44 54 Apple
Vitamin E 0.18 Apple
Vitamin D 0 Apple
Vitamin B1 0.374 0.017 Durian
Vitamin B2 0.2 0.026 Durian
Vitamin B3 1.074 0.091 Durian
Vitamin B5 0.23 0.061 Durian
Vitamin B6 0.316 0.041 Durian
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Apple
Folate 36 3 Durian
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 Apple
Tryptophan 0.001 Apple
Threonine 0.006 Apple
Isoleucine 0.006 Apple
Leucine 0.013 Apple
Lysine 0.012 Apple
Methionine 0.001 Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006 Apple
Valine 0.012 Apple
Histidine 0.005 Apple
Fructose 5.9 Apple

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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.