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Mandarin orange vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mandarin orange and Grapefruit

  • The amount of Vitamin C in Grapefruit is higher than in Mandarin orange.
  • Grapefruit has 2 times less Sugars than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange has 10.58g of Sugars, while Grapefruit has 6.89g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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 E +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
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 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin E +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.2%
Contains more Folate +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%

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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
6
Grapefruit

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
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Grapefruit

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 Grapefruit
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Grapefruit
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 richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (difference - 3.69g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 53 42 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81 0.77 Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31 0.14 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7 31.2 Grapefruit
Carbs 13.34 10.66 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 0.08 Mandarin orange
Calcium 37 22 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 135 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12 9 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.58 6.89 Grapefruit
Fiber 1.8 1.6 Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042 0.032 Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07 0.07
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 20 18 Mandarin orange
Sodium 2 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 681 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.2 0.13 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.043 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.031 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.204 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.262 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.053 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 16 13 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.021 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.02 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.036 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.016 0.013 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 0.008 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 0.015 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 0.019 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.018 0.013 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 0.015 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 0.008 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 1.77 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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.