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Mandarin orange vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mandarin orange and Grapefruit

  • Grapefruit has 2 times less Sugar than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange has 10.58g of Sugar, 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
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Calcium +68.2%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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 A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
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 A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%

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 Grapefruit
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 9.06g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 0.77g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.14g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 10.66g Mandarin orange
Calories 53kcal 42kcal Mandarin orange
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 2.4g 1.77g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.8g 1.6g Mandarin orange
Calcium 37mg 22mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.08mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12mg 9mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 18mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 135mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.042mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 681IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.13mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.043mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.031mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.204mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.053mg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg 13µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.016mg 0.013mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.008mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg 0.015mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.019mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.013mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg 0.015mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg 0.008mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.02g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.036g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mandarin orange Grapefruit
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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 food.
Protein
5%
Mandarin orange
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. 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.