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Grapefruit vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Grapefruit and Pear

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, however Pear has more Fiber, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Grapefruit is 30% higher.
  • Pear has 58 times less Vitamin A RAE than Grapefruit. Grapefruit has 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pear has 1µg.
  • Grapefruit is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Pears, 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 +144.4%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +156.3%

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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Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin C +625.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +434.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.8%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin C +625.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +434.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.8%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Pear Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 12.13g Pear
Protein 0.77g 0.36g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.14g
Carbs 10.66g 15.23g Pear
Calories 42kcal 57kcal Pear
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g 6.42g Pear
Sugar 6.89g 9.75g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 22mg 9mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.18mg Pear
Magnesium 9mg 7mg Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18mg 12mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 116mg Grapefruit
Sodium 0mg 1mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Pear
Copper 0.032mg 0.082mg Pear
Vitamin A 1150IU 25IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.12mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 4.3mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.012mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.026mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.161mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.049mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.029mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 7µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.002mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg 0.011mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.015mg 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.019mg 0.017mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg 0.002mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.011mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.008mg 0.002mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.022g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Pear
Low Fats diet Equal
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
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
8
Pear

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%
Pear
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
15%
Pear
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.86g)
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 - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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)
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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.