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Orange vs. Prickly pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Orange and Prickly pear?

  • Orange is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Folate, yet Prickly pear is higher in Magnesium.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% more.
  • Orange has 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Prickly pear. While Orange has 0.087mg of Vitamin B1, Prickly pear has only 0.014mg.

We used Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties and Prickly pears, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +21.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +77.8%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 3.8% 7.1% 6% 16% 0% 1.9% 15% 3.3% 2.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 11% 61% 10% 19% 0.65% 3.3% 27% 0% 3.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +21.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +77.8%
Contains more Selenium +20%

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.06
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% 3.6% 0% 177% 22% 9.2% 5.3% 15% 14% 23% 0% 4.6% 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 2.6% 0% 0% 47% 3.5% 14% 8.6% 0% 14% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.4%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.06

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +28.8%
Contains more Carbs +22.8%
Contains more Fats +325%
Contains more Other +272.7%
Equal in Water - 87.55
12% 87%
Protein: 0.94 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 11.75 g
Water: 86.75 g
Other: 0.44 g
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
Contains more Protein +28.8%
Contains more Carbs +22.8%
Contains more Fats +325%
Contains more Other +272.7%
Equal in Water - 87.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +226.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +752%
24% 37% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.015 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.025 g
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.213 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +226.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +752%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Prickly pear Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 5.97g Orange
Protein 0.94g 0.73g Orange
Fats 0.12g 0.51g Prickly pear
Carbs 11.75g 9.57g Orange
Calories 47kcal 41kcal Orange
Sugar 9.35g Prickly pear
Fiber 2.4g 3.6g Prickly pear
Calcium 40mg 56mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.1mg 0.3mg Prickly pear
Magnesium 10mg 85mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 14mg 24mg Prickly pear
Potassium 181mg 220mg Prickly pear
Sodium 0mg 5mg Orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.12mg Prickly pear
Copper 0.045mg 0.08mg Prickly pear
Manganese 0.025mg Orange
Selenium 0.5µg 0.6µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 225IU 43IU Orange
Vitamin A RAE 11µg 2µg Orange
Vitamin E 0.18mg Orange
Vitamin C 53.2mg 14mg Orange
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.014mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.06mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.46mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B5 0.25mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.06mg
Folate 30µg 6µg Orange
Choline 8.4mg Orange
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 0.067g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.075g Prickly pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g 0.213g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Orange Prickly pear
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
7%
Prickly pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Orange
15%
Prickly pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.35g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
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)

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. Prickly pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167750/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.