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Grapefruit vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Grapefruit and Apple

  • Apple has less Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily Vitamin C needs 30% more than Apple.
  • Apple contains 19 times less Vitamin A RAE than Grapefruit. Grapefruit contains 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Apple contains 3µg.
  • Grapefruit has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +26.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains more Iron +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +26.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains more Iron +50%

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 +2029.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +578.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 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 +2029.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +578.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.3%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Apple Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 11.41g Apple
Protein 0.77g 0.26g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.17g Apple
Carbs 10.66g 13.81g Apple
Calories 42kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch 0g 0.05g Apple
Fructose 1.77g 5.9g Apple
Sugar 6.89g 10.39g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 22mg 6mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.12mg Apple
Magnesium 9mg 5mg Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18mg 11mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 107mg Grapefruit
Sodium 0mg 1mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.04mg Grapefruit
Copper 0.032mg 0.027mg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150IU 54IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 4.6mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.017mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.026mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.091mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.061mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.041mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 3µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.001mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg 0.006mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.006mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg 0.012mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg 0.001mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.006mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg 0.012mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg 0.005mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.028g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.007g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.051g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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
20
Grapefruit
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
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
5%
Grapefruit
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
14%
Apple
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit 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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.