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Orange juice vs. Coca-Cola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Orange juice and Coca-Cola?

  • Coca-Cola has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Potassium than Orange juice.
  • Orange juice's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 56% higher.

We used Orange juice, raw and Beverages, carbonated, cola, fast-food cola types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains more Potassium +9900%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +4300%
Contains more Manganese +600%
Equal in Selenium - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 8% 8% 8% 18% 1% 2% 15% 2% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 0% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Contains more Potassium +9900%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +4300%
Contains more Manganese +600%
Equal in Selenium - 0.1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 0% 167% 23% 7% 8% 12% 10% 23% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +900%
Contains more Fats +900%
Contains more Other +900%
Equal in Carbs - 9.56
Equal in Water - 90.31
10% 88%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 10.4 g
Water: 88.3 g
Other: 0.4 g
10% 90%
Protein: 0.07 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 9.56 g
Water: 90.31 g
Other: 0.04 g
Contains more Protein +900%
Contains more Fats +900%
Contains more Other +900%
Equal in Carbs - 9.56
Equal in Water - 90.31

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Orange juice Coca-Cola
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange juice Coca-Cola Opinion
Net carbs 10.2g 9.56g Orange juice
Protein 0.7g 0.07g Orange juice
Fats 0.2g 0.02g Orange juice
Carbs 10.4g 9.56g Orange juice
Calories 45kcal 37kcal Orange juice
Sugar 8.4g 8.97g Orange juice
Fiber 0.2g 0g Orange juice
Calcium 11mg 2mg Orange juice
Iron 0.2mg 0.11mg Orange juice
Magnesium 11mg 0mg Orange juice
Phosphorus 17mg 10mg Orange juice
Potassium 200mg 2mg Orange juice
Sodium 1mg 4mg Orange juice
Zinc 0.05mg 0.02mg Orange juice
Copper 0.044mg 0.001mg Orange juice
Manganese 0.014mg 0.002mg Orange juice
Selenium 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin A 200IU 0IU Orange juice
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Orange juice
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0mg Orange juice
Vitamin C 50mg 0mg Orange juice
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0mg Orange juice
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0mg Orange juice
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0mg Orange juice
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0mg Orange juice
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0mg Orange juice
Folate 30µg 0µg Orange juice
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Orange juice
Tryptophan 0.002mg Orange juice
Threonine 0.008mg Orange juice
Isoleucine 0.008mg Orange juice
Leucine 0.013mg Orange juice
Lysine 0.009mg Orange juice
Methionine 0.003mg Orange juice
Phenylalanine 0.009mg Orange juice
Valine 0.011mg Orange juice
Histidine 0.003mg Orange juice
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0g Coca-Cola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0g Orange juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0g Orange juice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange juice Coca-Cola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Orange juice
0%
Coca-Cola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Orange juice
1%
Coca-Cola

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange juice
Orange juice contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Orange juice
Orange juice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Orange juice
Orange juice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange juice
Orange juice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Orange juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169098/nutrients
  2. Coca-Cola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175093/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.