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Mandarin orange vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mandarin orange and Pineapple

  • Pineapple is richer than Mandarin orange in Manganese, Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Pineapple is 39% higher.
  • Mandarin orange contains 3 times more Calcium than Pineapple. Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, while Pineapple contains 13mg.

Food types used in this article are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Pineapple, raw, all varieties.

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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 +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +52.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Iron +93.3%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +52.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Iron +93.3%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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 +1074.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +79%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.213
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 160% 4% 1% 0% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 0% 2% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +1074.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +79%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.213

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 Pineapple
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 minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Pineapple Opinion
Calories 53kcal 50kcal Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 0.54g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.12g Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Net carbs 11.54g 11.72g Pineapple
Carbs 13.34g 13.12g Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.15mg 0.29mg Pineapple
Calcium 37mg 13mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 109mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Sugar 10.58g 9.85g Pineapple
Fiber 1.8g 1.4g Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Pineapple
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 20mg 8mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 681IU 58IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.02mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.213mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.7µg Pineapple
Folate 16µg 18µg Pineapple
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.013g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.04g Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.005mg Pineapple
Threonine 0.016mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.028mg 0.024mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.026mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine 0.021mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.011mg 0.01mg Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g 2.12g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mandarin orange Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
10
Pineapple

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
3%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
13%
Pineapple
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.