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Orange vs Apricot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Orange and Apricot

  • Orange is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, however Apricot is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 48% higher.
  • Orange has 3 times more Folate than Apricot. While Orange has 30µg of Folate, Apricot has only 9µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties and Apricots, raw.

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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
Orange
2
:
Contains more Calcium +207.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +290%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +43.1%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +207.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +290%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +43.1%
Contains more Zinc +185.7%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
Orange
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +432%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +394.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.24
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 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 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 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 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +432%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +394.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.24
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 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.
Orange Apricot
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Apricot Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 9.12g Orange
Protein 0.94g 1.4g Apricot
Fats 0.12g 0.39g Apricot
Carbs 11.75g 11.12g Orange
Calories 47kcal 48kcal Apricot
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.94g Apricot
Sugar 9.35g 9.24g Apricot
Fiber 2.4g 2g Orange
Calcium 40mg 13mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 0.39mg Apricot
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 14mg 23mg Apricot
Potassium 181mg 259mg Apricot
Sodium 0mg 1mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.2mg Apricot
Copper 0.045mg 0.078mg Apricot
Vitamin A 225IU 1279IU Apricot
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.89mg Apricot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53.2mg 10mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.03mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.6mg Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.24mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.054mg Orange
Folate 30µg 9µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 3.3µg Apricot
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.015mg Apricot
Threonine 0.015mg 0.047mg Apricot
Isoleucine 0.025mg 0.041mg Apricot
Leucine 0.023mg 0.077mg Apricot
Lysine 0.047mg 0.097mg Apricot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.006mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031mg 0.052mg Apricot
Valine 0.04mg 0.047mg Apricot
Histidine 0.018mg 0.027mg Apricot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.027g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.17g Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.077g Apricot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange Apricot
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
24
Orange
16
Apricot
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
11
Apricot

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
6%
Orange
8%
Apricot
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
11%
Apricot
Fats
1%
Orange
2%
Apricot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Apricot
Apricot 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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/nutrients
  2. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/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.