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Grapefruit vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Grapefruit and Mandarin orange

    Specific food types used in this comparison are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw.

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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 less Sodium -100%
    Contains more Calcium +68.2%
    Contains more Iron +87.5%
    Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
    Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
    Contains more Potassium +23%
    Contains more Copper +31.3%
    Equal in Zinc - 0.07
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Contains more Calcium +68.2%
    Contains more Iron +87.5%
    Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
    Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
    Contains more Potassium +23%
    Contains more Copper +31.3%
    Equal in Zinc - 0.07

    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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    Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
    Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
    Contains more Vitamin E +53.8%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.9%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%
    Contains more Folate +23.1%
    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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
    Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
    Contains more Vitamin E +53.8%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.9%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%
    Contains more Folate +23.1%

    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 Mandarin orange
    Rich in minerals ok
    Lower in Sugar ok
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in Saturated Fat ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Lower in price ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Rich in vitamins Equal

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Grapefruit Mandarin orange Opinion
    Net carbs 9.06g 11.54g Mandarin orange
    Protein 0.77g 0.81g Mandarin orange
    Fats 0.14g 0.31g Mandarin orange
    Carbs 10.66g 13.34g Mandarin orange
    Calories 42kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
    Starch 0g 0g
    Fructose 1.77g 2.4g Mandarin orange
    Sugar 6.89g 10.58g Grapefruit
    Fiber 1.6g 1.8g Mandarin orange
    Calcium 22mg 37mg Mandarin orange
    Iron 0.08mg 0.15mg Mandarin orange
    Magnesium 9mg 12mg Mandarin orange
    Phosphorus 18mg 20mg Mandarin orange
    Potassium 135mg 166mg Mandarin orange
    Sodium 0mg 2mg Grapefruit
    Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
    Copper 0.032mg 0.042mg Mandarin orange
    Vitamin A 1150IU 681IU Grapefruit
    Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
    Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin C 31.2mg 26.7mg Grapefruit
    Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
    Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
    Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
    Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.216mg Grapefruit
    Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
    Folate 13µg 16µg Mandarin orange
    Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
    Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.002mg Grapefruit
    Threonine 0.013mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
    Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
    Leucine 0.015mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
    Lysine 0.019mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
    Methionine 0.007mg 0.002mg Grapefruit
    Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
    Valine 0.015mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
    Histidine 0.008mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
    Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
    Trans Fat 0g 0g
    Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.039g Grapefruit
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.06g Mandarin orange
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.065g Mandarin orange

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    Grapefruit Mandarin orange
    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
    17
    Mandarin orange
    Mineral Summary Score
    6
    Grapefruit
    8
    Mandarin orange

    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
    5%
    Mandarin orange
    Carbohydrates
    11%
    Grapefruit
    13%
    Mandarin orange
    Fats
    1%
    Grapefruit
    1%
    Mandarin orange

    Comparison summary

    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Mandarin orange
    Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Grapefruit
    Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.69g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Grapefruit
    Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
    Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
    Grapefruit
    Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Grapefruit
    Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Grapefruit
    Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.