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Orange vs Kumquat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Orange and Kumquat different?

  • Orange is higher in Vitamin C, however Kumquat is richer in Fiber, Iron, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Kumquat is 16% higher.

Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties and Kumquats, raw are the varieties used 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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +760%
Contains more Calcium +55%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Equal in Potassium - 186
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +760%
Contains more Calcium +55%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Equal in Potassium - 186

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
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 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
Contains more Vitamin C +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%

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 Kumquat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Kumquat Opinion
Calories 47kcal 71kcal Kumquat
Protein 0.94g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.12g 0.86g Kumquat
Vitamin C 53.2mg 43.9mg Orange
Net carbs 9.35g 9.4g Kumquat
Carbs 11.75g 15.9g Kumquat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.1mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Calcium 40mg 62mg Kumquat
Potassium 181mg 186mg Kumquat
Magnesium 10mg 20mg Kumquat
Sugar 9.35g 9.36g Orange
Fiber 2.4g 6.5g Kumquat
Copper 0.045mg 0.095mg Kumquat
Zinc 0.07mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Starch g g
Phosphorus 14mg 19mg Kumquat
Sodium 0mg 10mg Orange
Vitamin A 225IU 290IU Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.15mg Orange
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.037mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.429mg Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.208mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.036mg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 30µg 17µg Orange
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.103g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.171g Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Orange
Threonine 0.015mg mg Orange
Isoleucine 0.025mg mg Orange
Leucine 0.023mg mg Orange
Lysine 0.047mg mg Orange
Methionine 0.02mg mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031mg mg Orange
Valine 0.04mg mg Orange
Histidine 0.018mg mg Orange
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Orange Kumquat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
20
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
16
Kumquat

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
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
16%
Kumquat
Fats
1%
Orange
4%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Orange
Orange is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.0099999999999998g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat 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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.