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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Manganese +331.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Potassium - 107
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 6% 6% 11% 1% 4% 17% 20% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9% 5% 0%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Manganese +331.4%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 36% 0% 0% 11% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 2% 6%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +96.2%
Contains more Other +30%
Contains more Fats +466.7%
Equal in Carbs - 13.81
Equal in Water - 85.56
13% 86%
Protein: 0.51 g
Fats: 0.03 g
Carbs: 13.05 g
Water: 86.15 g
Other: 0.26 g
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +96.2%
Contains more Other +30%
Contains more Fats +466.7%
Equal in Carbs - 13.81
Equal in Water - 85.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +363.6%
20% 25% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.004 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.011 g
33% 8% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.051 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +363.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fruit salad Apple
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fruit salad Apple Opinion
Net carbs 12.05g 11.41g Fruit salad
Protein 0.51g 0.26g Fruit salad
Fats 0.03g 0.17g Apple
Carbs 13.05g 13.81g Apple
Calories 50kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch 0.05g Apple
Fructose 5.9g Apple
Sugar 10.39g Fruit salad
Fiber 1g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 11mg 6mg Fruit salad
Iron 0.25mg 0.12mg Fruit salad
Magnesium 8mg 5mg Fruit salad
Phosphorus 14mg 11mg Fruit salad
Potassium 116mg 107mg Fruit salad
Sodium 5mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.14mg 0.04mg Fruit salad
Copper 0.05mg 0.027mg Fruit salad
Manganese 0.151mg 0.035mg Fruit salad
Vitamin A 600IU 54IU Fruit salad
Vitamin A RAE 30µg 3µg Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin C 3.3mg 4.6mg Apple
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.017mg Apple
Vitamin B2 0.014mg 0.026mg Apple
Vitamin B3 0.356mg 0.091mg Fruit salad
Vitamin B5 0.053mg 0.061mg Apple
Vitamin B6 0.027mg 0.041mg Apple
Folate 3µg 3µg
Choline 3.4mg Apple
Vitamin K 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine 0.006mg Apple
Leucine 0.013mg Apple
Lysine 0.012mg Apple
Methionine 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Apple
Valine 0.012mg Apple
Histidine 0.005mg Apple
Saturated Fat 0.004g 0.028g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.007g Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011g 0.051g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fruit salad Apple
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Fruit salad
4%
Apple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Fruit salad
4%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.