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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
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" chart 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 C +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1161.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.1%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +480.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1161.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.1%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18

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
17
Mandarin orange
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
4
Apple

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%
Mandarin orange
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
14%
Apple
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Apple

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.
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

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Mandarin orange Apple
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Apple Opinion
Calories 53 52 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81 0.26 Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31 0.17 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7 4.6 Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34 13.81 Apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 0.12 Mandarin orange
Calcium 37 6 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 107 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12 5 Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58 10.39 Apple
Fiber 1.8 2.4 Apple
Copper 0.042 0.027 Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07 0.04 Mandarin orange
Starch 0 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 20 11 Mandarin orange
Sodium 2 1 Apple
Vitamin A 681 54 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 0.18 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.017 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.026 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.091 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.061 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.041 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.2 Apple
Folate 16 3 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.028 Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.007 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.051 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 0.001 Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016 0.006 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 0.006 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 0.013 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 0.012 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 0.001 Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018 0.006 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 0.012 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 0.005 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 5.9 Apple

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. 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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.