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Kumquat vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Kumquat and Mandarin orange?

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, and Copper in Kumquat is higher than in Mandarin orange.
  • Kumquat's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% more.
  • Mandarin orange contains 6 times less Iron than Kumquat. Kumquat contains 0.86mg of Iron, while Mandarin orange contains 0.15mg.

We used Kumquats, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +67.6%
Contains more Iron +473.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Calcium +67.6%
Contains more Iron +473.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20

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 +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216
Equal in Folate - 16
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216
Equal in Folate - 16

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.
Kumquat Mandarin orange
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kumquat Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 9.4g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 1.88g 0.81g Kumquat
Fats 0.86g 0.31g Kumquat
Carbs 15.9g 13.34g Kumquat
Calories 71kcal 53kcal Kumquat
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 9.36g 10.58g Kumquat
Fiber 6.5g 1.8g Kumquat
Calcium 62mg 37mg Kumquat
Iron 0.86mg 0.15mg Kumquat
Magnesium 20mg 12mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 19mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 186mg 166mg Kumquat
Sodium 10mg 2mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.17mg 0.07mg Kumquat
Copper 0.095mg 0.042mg Kumquat
Vitamin A 290IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 43.9mg 26.7mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.036mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429mg 0.376mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208mg 0.216mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 17µg 16µg Kumquat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Threonine mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine mg 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.103g 0.039g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.06g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.065g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kumquat Mandarin orange
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
Kumquat
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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
11%
Kumquat
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
4%
Kumquat
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.