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Grapefruit vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Grapefruit and Mandarin orange

  • The amount of Vitamin C in Grapefruit is higher than in 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
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Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
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 C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
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 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 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

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Grapefruit Mandarin orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.