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Mandarin orange vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mandarin orange and Common plum?

  • Mandarin orange is higher in Vitamin C, however Common plum is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Mandarin orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% more.
  • Common plum contains 6 times less Calcium than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, while Common plum contains 6mg.

We used Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Plums, 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 +516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 157
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 2% 14% 5% 19% 3% 7% 0%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 157

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 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169%
Contains more Folate +220%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.9%
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 32% 21% 6% 0% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 0% 16% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169%
Contains more Folate +220%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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 Common plum
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Common plum Opinion
Calories 53kcal 46kcal Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 0.7g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.28g Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7mg 9.5mg Mandarin orange
Net carbs 11.54g 10.02g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 11.42g Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.15mg 0.17mg Common plum
Calcium 37mg 6mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 157mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12mg 7mg Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g 9.92g Common plum
Fiber 1.8g 1.4g Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042mg 0.057mg Common plum
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Common plum
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 20mg 16mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 0mg Common plum
Vitamin A 681IU 345IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.26mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.026mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.417mg Common plum
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.135mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.029mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 6.4µg Common plum
Folate 16µg 5µg Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.017g Common plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.134g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.044g Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.009mg Common plum
Threonine 0.016mg 0.01mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.014mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg 0.015mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.008mg Common plum
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.014mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg 0.009mg Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g 3.07g Common plum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Common plum
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
17
Mandarin orange
9
Common plum
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
7
Common plum

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
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Common plum
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Common plum

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
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 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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients
  2. Common plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.