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Grapefruit vs. Fruit salad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Grapefruit and Fruit salad

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, however, Fruit salad is higher in Manganese.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily Vitamin C needs 31% more than Fruit salad.
  • Fruit salad contains 2 times less Fiber than Grapefruit. Grapefruit contains 1.6g of Fiber, while Fruit salad contains 1g.

Food varieties used in this article are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids.

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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 +100%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains more Manganese +586.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11% 3% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 6% 6% 11% 1% 4% 17% 20% 0%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +56.3%
Contains more Manganese +586.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +845.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +394.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.3%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.5%
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 36% 0% 0% 11% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 3% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +845.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +394.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.3%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +51%
Contains more Fats +366.7%
Contains more Other +42.3%
Contains more Carbs +22.4%
Equal in Water - 86.15
11% 88%
Protein: 0.77 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 10.66 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.37 g
13% 86%
Protein: 0.51 g
Fats: 0.03 g
Carbs: 13.05 g
Water: 86.15 g
Other: 0.26 g
Contains more Protein +51%
Contains more Fats +366.7%
Contains more Other +42.3%
Contains more Carbs +22.4%
Equal in Water - 86.15

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +227.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81%
27% 26% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.036 g
20% 25% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.004 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.011 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +227.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Grapefruit Fruit salad
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Fruit salad Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 12.05g Fruit salad
Protein 0.77g 0.51g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.03g Grapefruit
Carbs 10.66g 13.05g Fruit salad
Calories 42kcal 50kcal Fruit salad
Fructose 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g Fruit salad
Fiber 1.6g 1g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 11mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.25mg Fruit salad
Magnesium 9mg 8mg Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18mg 14mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 116mg Grapefruit
Sodium 0mg 5mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.14mg Fruit salad
Copper 0.032mg 0.05mg Fruit salad
Manganese 0.022mg 0.151mg Fruit salad
Selenium 0.1µg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150IU 600IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 30µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 3.3mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.011mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.014mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.356mg Fruit salad
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.027mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 3µg Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.004g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.005g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.011g Grapefruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Fruit salad
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
20%
Grapefruit
6%
Fruit salad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
8%
Fruit salad

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.