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Mandarin orange vs Apricot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mandarin orange and Apricot different?

  • Mandarin orange is higher in Vitamin C, however Apricot is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Mandarin orange is 19% higher.
  • Mandarin orange contains 4 times more Choline than Apricot. While Mandarin orange contains 10.2mg of Choline, Apricot contains only 2.8mg.

Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Apricots, raw are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
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 15% 4% 23% 8% 27% 6% 10% 1%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
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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Contains more Vitamin C +167%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +345%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 34% 77% 18% 0% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 0% 9% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +167%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +345%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
17
Mandarin orange
16
Apricot
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
11
Apricot

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
5%
Mandarin orange
8%
Apricot
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Apricot
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
2%
Apricot

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Apricot
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 cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sugars (difference - 1.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Mandarin orange Apricot Opinion
Calories 53 48 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81 1.4 Apricot
Fats 0.31 0.39 Apricot
Vitamin C 26.7 10 Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34 11.12 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 0.39 Apricot
Calcium 37 13 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 259 Apricot
Magnesium 12 10 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.58 9.24 Apricot
Fiber 1.8 2 Apricot
Copper 0.042 0.078 Apricot
Zinc 0.07 0.2 Apricot
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20 23 Apricot
Sodium 2 1 Apricot
Vitamin A 681 1279 Apricot
Vitamin E 0.2 0.89 Apricot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.03 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.04 Apricot
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.6 Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.24 Apricot
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.054 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 3.3 Apricot
Folate 16 9 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.027 Apricot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.17 Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.077 Apricot
Tryptophan 0.002 0.015 Apricot
Threonine 0.016 0.047 Apricot
Isoleucine 0.017 0.041 Apricot
Leucine 0.028 0.077 Apricot
Lysine 0.032 0.097 Apricot
Methionine 0.002 0.006 Apricot
Phenylalanine 0.018 0.052 Apricot
Valine 0.021 0.047 Apricot
Histidine 0.011 0.027 Apricot
Fructose 2.4 0.94 Mandarin orange

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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients
  2. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/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.