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Grapefruit vs. Pineapple — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Grapefruit and Pineapple different?

  • Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin A RAE, while Pineapple is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Pineapple covers your daily need of Manganese 39% more than Grapefruit.
  • Grapefruit contains 19 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pineapple. Grapefruit contains 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pineapple contains 3µg.
  • Grapefruit is lower in Sugar.

Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Pineapple, raw, all varieties types were used in this article.

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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 +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +262.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Contains more Manganese +4113.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.1
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% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37% 121% 1%
Contains more Calcium +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +262.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Contains more Manganese +4113.6%
Equal in Selenium - 0.1

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 +1882.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Choline +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.3%
Contains more Folate +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 3% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1882.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Choline +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.3%
Contains more Folate +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +42.6%
Contains more Fats +16.7%
Contains more Other +68.2%
Contains more Carbs +23.1%
Equal in Water - 86
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: 0.54 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 13.12 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 0.22 g
Contains more Protein +42.6%
Contains more Fats +16.7%
Contains more Other +68.2%
Contains more Carbs +23.1%
Equal in Water - 86

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +53.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.1%
27% 26% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.036 g
15% 21% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.009 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +53.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.1%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +70.7%
Contains more Fructose +19.8%
Equal in Glucose - 1.73
51% 23% 26%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 3.51 g
Glucose: 1.61 g
Fructose: 1.77 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
61% 18% 22%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 5.99 g
Glucose: 1.73 g
Fructose: 2.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +70.7%
Contains more Fructose +19.8%
Equal in Glucose - 1.73

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Grapefruit Pineapple
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 11.72g Pineapple
Protein 0.77g 0.54g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.12g Grapefruit
Carbs 10.66g 13.12g Pineapple
Calories 42kcal 50kcal Pineapple
Fructose 1.77g 2.12g Pineapple
Sugar 6.89g 9.85g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 1.4g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 13mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.29mg Pineapple
Magnesium 9mg 12mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 18mg 8mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 109mg Grapefruit
Sodium 0mg 1mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Pineapple
Copper 0.032mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Manganese 0.022mg 0.927mg Pineapple
Selenium 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin A 1150IU 58IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 3µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.02mg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.032mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.213mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Folate 13µg 18µg Pineapple
Choline 7.7mg 5.5mg Grapefruit
Vitamin K 0µg 0.7µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.005mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.015mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.019mg 0.026mg Pineapple
Methionine 0.007mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine 0.015mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.008mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.013g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.04g Pineapple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Pineapple
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
18%
Grapefruit
20%
Pineapple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
20%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit 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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/nutrients
  2. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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