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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
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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

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
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 the food
Protein
5%
Mandarin orange
3%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
13%
Pineapple
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Pineapple

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 Pineapple
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 minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Pineapple
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 contains less Sugars?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Pineapple Opinion
Calories 53 50 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81 0.54 Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31 0.12 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7 47.8 Pineapple
Carbs 13.34 13.12 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 0.29 Pineapple
Calcium 37 13 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 109 Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12 12
Sugars 10.58 9.85 Pineapple
Fiber 1.8 1.4 Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042 0.11 Pineapple
Zinc 0.07 0.12 Pineapple
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 20 8 Mandarin orange
Sodium 2 1 Pineapple
Vitamin A 681 58 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 0.02 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.079 Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.032 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.5 Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.216 0.213 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.112 Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.7 Pineapple
Folate 16 18 Pineapple
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.009 Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.013 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.04 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 0.005 Pineapple
Threonine 0.016 0.019 Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.017 0.019 Pineapple
Leucine 0.028 0.024 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 0.026 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 0.012 Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.018 0.021 Pineapple
Valine 0.021 0.024 Pineapple
Histidine 0.011 0.01 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 2.12 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. 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.