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Orange vs Dates - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Orange and Dates ?

  • Orange is higher in Vitamin C, yet Dates are higher in Fiber, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 59% more.

We used Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties and Dates, deglet noor types in this article.

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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 less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +920%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.9%
Contains more Potassium +262.4%
Contains more Zinc +314.3%
Contains more Copper +357.8%
Equal in Calcium - 39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 31% 27% 58% 1% 8% 69%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +920%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.9%
Contains more Potassium +262.4%
Contains more Zinc +314.3%
Contains more Copper +357.8%
Equal in Calcium - 39

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +2150%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin C +13200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Folate +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
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 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 1% 1% 0% 2% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 15% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2150%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin C +13200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Folate +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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 Dates
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Dates Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 67.03g Dates
Protein 0.94g 2.45g Dates
Fats 0.12g 0.39g Dates
Carbs 11.75g 75.03g Dates
Calories 47kcal 282kcal Dates
Starch g g
Fructose g 19.56g Dates
Sugar 9.35g 63.35g Orange
Fiber 2.4g 8g Dates
Calcium 40mg 39mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 1.02mg Dates
Magnesium 10mg 43mg Dates
Phosphorus 14mg 62mg Dates
Potassium 181mg 656mg Dates
Sodium 0mg 2mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.29mg Dates
Copper 0.045mg 0.206mg Dates
Vitamin A 225IU 10IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.05mg Orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53.2mg 0.4mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.052mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.066mg Dates
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 1.274mg Dates
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.589mg Dates
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.165mg Dates
Folate 30µg 19µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.7µg Dates
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.012mg Dates
Threonine 0.015mg 0.043mg Dates
Isoleucine 0.025mg 0.049mg Dates
Leucine 0.023mg 0.084mg Dates
Lysine 0.047mg 0.066mg Dates
Methionine 0.02mg 0.022mg Dates
Phenylalanine 0.031mg 0.05mg Dates
Valine 0.04mg 0.071mg Dates
Histidine 0.018mg 0.032mg Dates
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.032g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.036g Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.019g Orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange Dates
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
12
Dates
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
30
Dates

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
15%
Dates
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
75%
Dates
Fats
1%
Orange
2%
Dates

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Orange
Orange is lower in Sugar (difference - 54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dates
Dates is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates 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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/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.