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Mandarin orange vs Kumquat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mandarin orange and Kumquat?

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, and Copper in Kumquat is higher than in Mandarin orange.
  • Kumquat's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% more.

We used Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Kumquats, 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 less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +473.3%
Contains more Calcium +67.6%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +473.3%
Contains more Calcium +67.6%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +126.2%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 19

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 A +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.208
Equal in Folate - 17
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 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.208
Equal in Folate - 17

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Kumquat Opinion
Calories 53kcal 71kcal Kumquat
Protein 0.81g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.31g 0.86g Kumquat
Vitamin C 26.7mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Net carbs 11.54g 9.4g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 15.9g Kumquat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.15mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Calcium 37mg 62mg Kumquat
Potassium 166mg 186mg Kumquat
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Kumquat
Sugar 10.58g 9.36g Kumquat
Fiber 1.8g 6.5g Kumquat
Copper 0.042mg 0.095mg Kumquat
Zinc 0.07mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Starch 0g g Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 19mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 10mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 681IU 290IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.15mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.037mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.429mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.208mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 16µg 17µg Kumquat
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.103g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.171g Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016mg mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg mg Mandarin orange
Phenylalanine 0.018mg mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg mg Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Kumquat
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
20
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
16
Kumquat

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
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
16%
Kumquat
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
4%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.