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Egg vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Egg and Apple

  • Egg has more Copper, Choline, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A RAE, however Apple has more Selenium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Egg's daily need coverage for Copper is 219% more.
  • Egg has 117 times more Saturated Fat than Apple. Egg has 3.267g of Saturated Fat, while Apple has 0.028g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled 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
Egg
7
:
1
Apple
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Iron +891.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1463.6%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%
Contains more Zinc +2525%
Contains more Copper +7307.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 45% 8% 74% 12% 17% 29% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Iron +891.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1463.6%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%
Contains more Zinc +2525%
Contains more Copper +7307.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%

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
Egg
9
:
3
Apple
Contains more Vitamin A +863%
Contains more Vitamin E +472.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1873.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.1%
Contains more Folate +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 32% 21% 67% 0% 17% 119% 2% 84% 28% 33% 139% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +863%
Contains more Vitamin E +472.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1873.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.1%
Contains more Folate +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%

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.
Egg Apple
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Egg Apple Opinion
Net carbs 1.12g 11.41g Apple
Protein 12.58g 0.26g Egg
Fats 10.61g 0.17g Egg
Carbs 1.12g 13.81g Apple
Calories 155kcal 52kcal Egg
Starch g 0.05g Apple
Fructose g 5.9g Apple
Sugar 1.12g 10.39g Egg
Fiber 0g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 50mg 6mg Egg
Iron 1.19mg 0.12mg Egg
Magnesium 10mg 5mg Egg
Phosphorus 172mg 11mg Egg
Potassium 126mg 107mg Egg
Sodium 124mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 1.05mg 0.04mg Egg
Copper 2mg 0.027mg Egg
Vitamin A 520IU 54IU Egg
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.18mg Egg
Vitamin D 87IU 0IU Egg
Vitamin D 2.2µg 0µg Egg
Vitamin C 0mg 4.6mg Apple
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.017mg Egg
Vitamin B2 0.513mg 0.026mg Egg
Vitamin B3 0.064mg 0.091mg Apple
Vitamin B5 1.398mg 0.061mg Egg
Vitamin B6 0.121mg 0.041mg Egg
Folate 44µg 3µg Egg
Vitamin B12 1.11µg 0µg Egg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.153mg 0.001mg Egg
Threonine 0.604mg 0.006mg Egg
Isoleucine 0.686mg 0.006mg Egg
Leucine 1.075mg 0.013mg Egg
Lysine 0.904mg 0.012mg Egg
Methionine 0.392mg 0.001mg Egg
Phenylalanine 0.668mg 0.006mg Egg
Valine 0.767mg 0.012mg Egg
Histidine 0.298mg 0.005mg Egg
Cholesterol 373mg 0mg Apple
Trans Fat g 0g Egg
Saturated Fat 3.267g 0.028g Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 4.077g 0.007g Egg
Polyunsaturated fat 1.414g 0.051g Egg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Egg Apple
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
45
Egg
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
108
Egg
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 food.
Protein
75%
Egg
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
1%
Egg
14%
Apple
Fats
49%
Egg
1%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Egg
Egg is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Egg
Egg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 123mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Apple
Apple is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 373mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.239g)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.5)

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. Egg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173424/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.