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Peach vs Nectarine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Peach and Nectarine?

    We used Peaches, yellow, raw and Nectarines, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
    Contains more Iron +12%
    Contains more Phosphorus +30%
    Contains more Copper +26.5%
    Equal in Calcium - 6
    Equal in Magnesium - 9
    Equal in Potassium - 201
    Equal in Zinc - 0.17
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 7% 9% 17% 0% 5% 23%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 11% 7% 12% 18% 0% 5% 29%
    Contains more Iron +12%
    Contains more Phosphorus +30%
    Contains more Copper +26.5%
    Equal in Calcium - 6
    Equal in Magnesium - 9
    Equal in Potassium - 201
    Equal in Zinc - 0.17

    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
    Peach
    3
    :
    Contains more Vitamin C +22.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
    Contains more Vitamin K +18.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.7%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.6%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.9%
    Contains more Folate +25%
    Equal in Vitamin A - 332
    Equal in Vitamin E - 0.77
    Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.025
    Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 15% 0% 22% 6% 8% 16% 10% 6% 3% 0% 7%
    Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 16% 0% 19% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 4% 0% 6%
    Contains more Vitamin C +22.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
    Contains more Vitamin K +18.2%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.7%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.6%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.9%
    Contains more Folate +25%
    Equal in Vitamin A - 332
    Equal in Vitamin E - 0.77
    Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.025

    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.
    Peach Nectarine
    Lower in Saturated Fat ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Lower in price ok
    Lower in Sugar ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Lower in Sodium Equal
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Rich in vitamins Equal

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Peach Nectarine Opinion
    Net carbs 8.04g 8.85g Nectarine
    Protein 0.91g 1.06g Nectarine
    Fats 0.25g 0.32g Nectarine
    Carbs 9.54g 10.55g Nectarine
    Calories 39kcal 44kcal Nectarine
    Starch 0g 0.07g Nectarine
    Fructose 1.53g 1.37g Peach
    Sugar 8.39g 7.89g Nectarine
    Fiber 1.5g 1.7g Nectarine
    Calcium 6mg 6mg
    Iron 0.25mg 0.28mg Nectarine
    Magnesium 9mg 9mg
    Phosphorus 20mg 26mg Nectarine
    Potassium 190mg 201mg Nectarine
    Sodium 0mg 0mg
    Zinc 0.17mg 0.17mg
    Copper 0.068mg 0.086mg Nectarine
    Vitamin A 326IU 332IU Nectarine
    Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.77mg Nectarine
    Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin C 6.6mg 5.4mg Peach
    Vitamin B1 0.024mg 0.034mg Nectarine
    Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.027mg Peach
    Vitamin B3 0.806mg 1.125mg Nectarine
    Vitamin B5 0.153mg 0.185mg Nectarine
    Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0.025mg
    Folate 4µg 5µg Nectarine
    Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin K 2.6µg 2.2µg Peach
    Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.005mg Peach
    Threonine 0.016mg 0.009mg Peach
    Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.009mg Peach
    Leucine 0.027mg 0.014mg Peach
    Lysine 0.03mg 0.016mg Peach
    Methionine 0.01mg 0.006mg Peach
    Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.021mg Nectarine
    Valine 0.022mg 0.013mg Peach
    Histidine 0.013mg 0.008mg Peach
    Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
    Trans Fat 0g 0g
    Saturated Fat 0.019g 0.025g Peach
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.067g 0.088g Nectarine
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.086g 0.113g Nectarine

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Peach Nectarine
    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
    9
    Peach
    10
    Nectarine
    Mineral Summary Score
    9
    Peach
    10
    Nectarine

    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
    5%
    Peach
    6%
    Nectarine
    Carbohydrates
    10%
    Peach
    11%
    Nectarine
    Fats
    1%
    Peach
    1%
    Nectarine

    Comparison summary

    Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
    Peach
    Peach is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Peach
    Peach is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Peach
    Peach is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Nectarine
    Nectarine is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Nectarine
    Nectarine is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    ?
    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. Peach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169928/nutrients
    2. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/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.