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Orange vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Orange and Pear

  • Orange has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Folate than Pear.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 54% more.
  • Orange contains 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Pear. Orange contains 0.087mg of Vitamin B1, while Pear contains 0.012mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties and Pears, 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
5
:
3
Pear
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +82.2%

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
9
:
1
Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1137.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +625%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +410.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +328.6%
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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +1137.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +625%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +410.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.9%
Contains more Folate +328.6%
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 Pear
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Pear Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 12.13g Pear
Protein 0.94g 0.36g Orange
Fats 0.12g 0.14g Pear
Carbs 11.75g 15.23g Pear
Calories 47kcal 57kcal Pear
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.42g Pear
Sugar 9.35g 9.75g Orange
Fiber 2.4g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 40mg 9mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 0.18mg Pear
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Orange
Phosphorus 14mg 12mg Orange
Potassium 181mg 116mg Orange
Sodium 0mg 1mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Pear
Copper 0.045mg 0.082mg Pear
Vitamin A 225IU 25IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.12mg Orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53.2mg 4.3mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.012mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.026mg Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.161mg Orange
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.049mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.029mg Orange
Folate 30µg 7µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.002mg Orange
Threonine 0.015mg 0.011mg Orange
Isoleucine 0.025mg 0.011mg Orange
Leucine 0.023mg 0.019mg Orange
Lysine 0.047mg 0.017mg Orange
Methionine 0.02mg 0.002mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031mg 0.011mg Orange
Valine 0.04mg 0.017mg Orange
Histidine 0.018mg 0.002mg Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g 0.022g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange Pear
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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
8
Orange
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
15%
Pear
Fats
1%
Orange
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Orange
Orange is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
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 - 0.007g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
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

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.