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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.
  • 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Orange
4
:
4
Cherry
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Potassium - 173
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Potassium - 173
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 15

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

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
24
Orange
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
10
Cherry

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
6%
Orange
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
12%
Cherry
Fats
1%
Orange
1%
Cherry

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.
Orange Cherry
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Orange Cherry
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 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 contains less Sugars?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sugars (difference - 0.86g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Orange Cherry Opinion
Calories 47 50 Cherry
Protein 0.94 1 Cherry
Fats 0.12 0.3 Cherry
Vitamin C 53.2 10 Orange
Carbs 11.75 12.18 Cherry
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.1 0.32 Cherry
Calcium 40 16 Orange
Potassium 181 173 Orange
Magnesium 10 9 Orange
Sugars 9.35 8.49 Cherry
Fiber 2.4 1.6 Orange
Copper 0.045 0.104 Cherry
Zinc 0.07 0.1 Cherry
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Phosphorus 14 15 Cherry
Sodium 0 3 Orange
Vitamin A 225 1283 Cherry
Vitamin E 0.18 0.07 Orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.03 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.04
Vitamin B3 0.282 0.4 Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.143 Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.044 Orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.1 Cherry
Folate 30 8 Orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.015 0.068 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.082 Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025 0.09 Cherry
Tryptophan 0.009 Orange
Threonine 0.015 Orange
Isoleucine 0.025 Orange
Leucine 0.023 Orange
Lysine 0.047 Orange
Methionine 0.02 Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031 Orange
Valine 0.04 Orange
Histidine 0.018 Orange
Fructose 3.51 Cherry

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. 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.