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Mandarin orange vs Purple mangosteen - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mandarin orange and Purple mangosteen

  • Mandarin orange is higher than Purple mangosteen in Vitamin C.
  • Mandarin orange covers your daily Vitamin C needs 26% more than Purple mangosteen.
  • Mandarin orange contains 3 times more Potassium than Purple mangosteen. While Mandarin orange contains 166mg of Potassium, Purple mangosteen contains only 48mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack.

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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 +208.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +245.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 12% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6% 24%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +245.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 13

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 +1845.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +820.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +575%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Folate +93.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054
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 3% 0% 0% 10% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 24% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1845.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +820.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +575%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Folate +93.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Purple mangosteen Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 16.11g Purple mangosteen
Protein 0.81g 0.41g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.58g Purple mangosteen
Carbs 13.34g 17.91g Purple mangosteen
Calories 53kcal 73kcal Purple mangosteen
Starch 0g g Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g g Purple mangosteen
Fiber 1.8g 1.8g
Calcium 37mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.3mg Purple mangosteen
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Purple mangosteen
Phosphorus 20mg 8mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 48mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 2mg 7mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.21mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.042mg 0.069mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin A 681IU 35IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 2.9mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.054mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.286mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg 31µg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Mandarin orange
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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g g Purple mangosteen
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mandarin orange Purple mangosteen
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
6
Purple mangosteen
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
8
Purple mangosteen

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
2%
Purple mangosteen
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
18%
Purple mangosteen
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
3%
Purple mangosteen

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.58g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purple mangosteen
Purple mangosteen is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $4.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.