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Orange vs. Cherry — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Orange and Cherry

  • Orange has more Vitamin C, and Folate, while Cherry has more Copper, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Orange covers your daily need of Vitamin C 48% more than Cherry.
  • Orange contains 4 times more Folate than Cherry. While Orange contains 30µg of Folate, Cherry contains only 8µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties and Cherries, sour, red, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Orange
5
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5
Cherry
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Contains more Manganese +348%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 15
Equal in Potassium - 173
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15% 4% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35% 15% 0%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Contains more Manganese +348%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 15
Equal in Potassium - 173

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.
Orange
7
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3
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +432%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Choline +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +470.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 4% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +432%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Choline +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +470.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Orange
2
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3
Cherry
Contains more Other +12.8%
Contains more Fats +150%
Equal in Protein - 1
Equal in Carbs - 12.18
Equal in Water - 86.13
12% 87%
Protein: 0.94 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 11.75 g
Water: 86.75 g
Other: 0.44 g
12% 86%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 12.18 g
Water: 86.13 g
Other: 0.39 g
Contains more Other +12.8%
Contains more Fats +150%
Equal in Protein - 1
Equal in Carbs - 12.18
Equal in Water - 86.13

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Orange
1
:
2
Cherry
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +256.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +260%
24% 37% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.015 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.025 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +256.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +260%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 10.58g Cherry
Protein 0.94g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.12g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 11.75g 12.18g Cherry
Calories 47kcal 50kcal Cherry
Fructose 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 9.35g 8.49g Cherry
Fiber 2.4g 1.6g Orange
Calcium 40mg 16mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Orange
Phosphorus 14mg 15mg Cherry
Potassium 181mg 173mg Orange
Sodium 0mg 3mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.045mg 0.104mg Cherry
Manganese 0.025mg 0.112mg Cherry
Selenium 0.5µg 0µg Orange
Vitamin A 225IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin A RAE 11µg 64µg Cherry
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.07mg Orange
Vitamin C 53.2mg 10mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.03mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.04mg
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.143mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.044mg Orange
Folate 30µg 8µg Orange
Choline 8.4mg 6.1mg Orange
Vitamin K 0µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan 0.009mg Orange
Threonine 0.015mg Orange
Isoleucine 0.025mg Orange
Leucine 0.023mg Orange
Lysine 0.047mg Orange
Methionine 0.02mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031mg Orange
Valine 0.04mg Orange
Histidine 0.018mg Orange
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.068g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange Cherry
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
13%
Cherry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Orange
10%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.86g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.