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Pear vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pear and Grapefruit

  • Pear has more Fiber, and Copper, however Grapefruit has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Grapefruit is 30% higher.
  • Grapefruit has 3 times less Copper than Pear. Pear has 0.082mg of Copper, while Grapefruit has 0.032mg.
  • Grapefruit is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Pears, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 +125%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Iron +125%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
Pear
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Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin C +625.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +434.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.8%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +4500%
Contains more Vitamin C +625.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +434.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.8%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 12.13g 9.06g Pear
Protein 0.36g 0.77g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.14g
Carbs 15.23g 10.66g Pear
Calories 57kcal 42kcal Pear
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Fructose 6.42g 1.77g Pear
Sugar 9.75g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 3.1g 1.6g Pear
Calcium 9mg 22mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.18mg 0.08mg Pear
Magnesium 7mg 9mg Grapefruit
Phosphorus 12mg 18mg Grapefruit
Potassium 116mg 135mg Grapefruit
Sodium 1mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Pear
Copper 0.082mg 0.032mg Pear
Vitamin A 25IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.3mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 0.204mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.049mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Folate 7µg 13µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.4µg 0µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.011mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.011mg 0.008mg Pear
Leucine 0.019mg 0.015mg Pear
Lysine 0.017mg 0.019mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.002mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.011mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.017mg 0.015mg Pear
Histidine 0.002mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g 0.02g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.036g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pear Grapefruit
Low Fats diet Equal
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
5
Pear
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
6
Grapefruit

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
2%
Pear
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Pear
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit 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 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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/nutrients
  2. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.