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Fruit salad vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fruit salad and Apple?

  • Fruit salad is richer in Manganese, yet Apple is richer in Fiber.
  • Fruit salad has 4 times more Manganese than Apple. Fruit salad has 0.151mg of Manganese, while Apple has 0.035mg.

We used Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids and Apples, raw, with skin types in this comparison.

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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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1
Apple
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Potassium - 107
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Potassium - 107

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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7
Apple
Contains more Vitamin A +1011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +291.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.9%
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
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 A +1011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +291.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.9%
Equal in Folate - 3

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
6
Fruit salad
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
7
Fruit salad
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
3%
Fruit salad
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
13%
Fruit salad
14%
Apple
Fats
0%
Fruit salad
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.
Fruit salad Apple
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fruit salad 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?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sugars (difference - 10.39g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apple
Apple 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 Fruit salad Apple Opinion
Calories 50 52 Apple
Protein 0.51 0.26 Fruit salad
Fats 0.03 0.17 Apple
Vitamin C 3.3 4.6 Apple
Carbs 13.05 13.81 Apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.12 Fruit salad
Calcium 11 6 Fruit salad
Potassium 116 107 Fruit salad
Magnesium 8 5 Fruit salad
Sugars 10.39 Fruit salad
Fiber 1 2.4 Apple
Copper 0.05 0.027 Fruit salad
Zinc 0.14 0.04 Fruit salad
Starch 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 14 11 Fruit salad
Sodium 5 1 Apple
Vitamin A 600 54 Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.18 Apple
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.017 Apple
Vitamin B2 0.014 0.026 Apple
Vitamin B3 0.356 0.091 Fruit salad
Vitamin B5 0.053 0.061 Apple
Vitamin B6 0.027 0.041 Apple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Apple
Folate 3 3
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.004 0.028 Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.007 Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011 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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.