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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
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 less Sodium -80%
Equal in Potassium - 107
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 6% 6% 11% 1% 4% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
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 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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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 Vitamin K 36% 0% 0% 11% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 3% 0% 0%
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 +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

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.
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 g 0.05g Apple
Fructose g 5.9g Apple
Sugar g 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
Vitamin A 600IU 54IU Fruit salad
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan mg 0.001mg Apple
Threonine mg 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine mg 0.006mg Apple
Leucine mg 0.013mg Apple
Lysine mg 0.012mg Apple
Methionine mg 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine mg 0.006mg Apple
Valine mg 0.012mg Apple
Histidine mg 0.005mg Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
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 food.
Protein
3%
Fruit salad
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
13%
Fruit salad
14%
Apple
Fats
0%
Fruit salad
1%
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

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. 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.