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Mandarin orange vs. Apple — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mandarin orange and Apple

  • Apple contains less Vitamin C than Mandarin orange.
  • Mandarin orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 25% higher.
  • Apple contains 6 times less Calcium than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, while Apple contains 6mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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 +516.7%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14% 6% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9% 5% 0%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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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Apple
Contains more Vitamin A +1161.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.2%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Contains more Choline +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 6% 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% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 2% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1161.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.2%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Contains more Choline +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +211.5%
Contains more Fats +82.4%
Contains more Other +85%
Equal in Carbs - 13.81
Equal in Water - 85.56
13% 85%
Protein: 0.81 g
Fats: 0.31 g
Carbs: 13.34 g
Water: 85.17 g
Other: 0.37 g
14% 86%
Protein: 0.26 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 13.81 g
Water: 85.56 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +211.5%
Contains more Fats +82.4%
Contains more Other +85%
Equal in Carbs - 13.81
Equal in Water - 85.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +757.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +27.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.2%
24% 37% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.065 g
33% 8% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.051 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +757.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +27.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.2%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +192.3%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +14.1%
Contains more Fructose +145.8%
57% 20% 23%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 6.05 g
Glucose: 2.13 g
Fructose: 2.4 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
20% 23% 56%
Starch: 0.05 g
Sucrose: 2.07 g
Glucose: 2.43 g
Fructose: 5.9 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +192.3%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +14.1%
Contains more Fructose +145.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mandarin orange Apple
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Apple Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 11.41g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 0.26g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.17g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 13.81g Apple
Calories 53kcal 52kcal Mandarin orange
Starch 0g 0.05g Apple
Fructose 2.4g 5.9g Apple
Sugar 10.58g 10.39g Apple
Fiber 1.8g 2.4g Apple
Calcium 37mg 6mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.12mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12mg 5mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 11mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 107mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.07mg 0.04mg Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042mg 0.027mg Mandarin orange
Manganese 0.039mg 0.035mg Mandarin orange
Selenium 0.1µg 0µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 681IU 54IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin A RAE 34µg 3µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.18mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7mg 4.6mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.026mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.091mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.061mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.041mg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg 3µg Mandarin orange
Choline 10.2mg 3.4mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.001mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg 0.006mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.006mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg 0.013mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.012mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.001mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.006mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg 0.012mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg 0.005mg Mandarin orange
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.028g Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.007g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.051g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Apple
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
16%
Mandarin orange
4%
Apple
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Mandarin orange
4%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apple
Apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients

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

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