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Grapefruit vs Nectarine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Grapefruit and Nectarine

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, while Nectarine has more Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Grapefruit covers your daily need of Vitamin C 29% more than Nectarine.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Nectarines, 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 more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
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% 11% 7% 12% 18% 0% 5% 29%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +168.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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 +246.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Folate +160%
Contains more Vitamin E +492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.5%
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 20% 16% 0% 19% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 4% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Folate +160%
Contains more Vitamin E +492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.5%
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 Nectarine
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Nectarine Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 8.85g Grapefruit
Protein 0.77g 1.06g Nectarine
Fats 0.14g 0.32g Nectarine
Carbs 10.66g 10.55g Grapefruit
Calories 42kcal 44kcal Nectarine
Starch 0g 0.07g Nectarine
Fructose 1.77g 1.37g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g 7.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 1.7g Nectarine
Calcium 22mg 6mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.28mg Nectarine
Magnesium 9mg 9mg
Phosphorus 18mg 26mg Nectarine
Potassium 135mg 201mg Nectarine
Sodium 0mg 0mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.17mg Nectarine
Copper 0.032mg 0.086mg Nectarine
Vitamin A 1150IU 332IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.77mg Nectarine
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 5.4mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.034mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.027mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 1.125mg Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.185mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.025mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 5µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Nectarine
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.005mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg 0.009mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.009mg Nectarine
Leucine 0.015mg 0.014mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg 0.016mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg 0.006mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.021mg Nectarine
Valine 0.015mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.025g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.088g Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.113g Nectarine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Nectarine
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
10
Nectarine
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
10
Nectarine

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
6%
Nectarine
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
11%
Nectarine
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Nectarine

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nectarine
Nectarine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
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. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/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.