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Kumquat vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Kumquat and Grapefruit

  • Grapefruit contains less Fiber, Vitamin C, Iron and Copper than Kumquat.
  • Kumquat's daily need coverage for Fiber is 20% higher.
  • Grapefruit contains 11 times less Iron than Kumquat. Kumquat contains 0.86mg of Iron, while Grapefruit contains 0.08mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Grapefruit is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Kumquats, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 more Iron +975%
Contains more Calcium +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Copper +196.9%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +975%
Contains more Calcium +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +37.8%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Copper +196.9%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.3%
Contains more Folate +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.3%
Contains more Folate +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Kumquat
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
6
Grapefruit

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 the food
Protein
11%
Kumquat
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
4%
Kumquat
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Kumquat Grapefruit
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Kumquat Grapefruit
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 lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (difference - 2.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Kumquat Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 71 42 Kumquat
Protein 1.88 0.77 Kumquat
Fats 0.86 0.14 Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9 31.2 Kumquat
Carbs 15.9 10.66 Kumquat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.08 Kumquat
Calcium 62 22 Kumquat
Potassium 186 135 Kumquat
Magnesium 20 9 Kumquat
Sugars 9.36 6.89 Grapefruit
Fiber 6.5 1.6 Kumquat
Copper 0.095 0.032 Kumquat
Zinc 0.17 0.07 Kumquat
Starch 0 Grapefruit
Phosphorus 19 18 Kumquat
Sodium 10 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 290 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.15 0.13 Kumquat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.043 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.031 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429 0.204 Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208 0.262 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.036 0.053 Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 17 13 Kumquat
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.103 0.021 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.02 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.036 Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013 Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008 Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015 Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019 Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013 Grapefruit
Valine 0.015 Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008 Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77 Grapefruit

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/nutrients
  2. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.