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Pear vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pear and Orange

  • Orange has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Folate than Pear.
  • Orange's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 54% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pears, raw and Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties.

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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
Pear
3
:
5
Orange
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +56%
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 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +56%
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
1
:
9
Orange
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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%
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 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear Orange
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
5
Pear
24
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
8
Orange

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
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
12%
Orange
Fats
1%
Pear
1%
Orange

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/nutrients
  2. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.