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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 Copper +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
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 C +1137.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1137.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
2%
Pear
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
12%
Orange
Fats
1%
Pear
1%
Orange

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear Orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Orange
Orange contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pear Orange Opinion
Calories 57 47 Pear
Protein 0.36 0.94 Orange
Fats 0.14 0.12 Pear
Vitamin C 4.3 53.2 Orange
Carbs 15.23 11.75 Pear
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.18 0.1 Pear
Calcium 9 40 Orange
Potassium 116 181 Orange
Magnesium 7 10 Orange
Sugars 9.75 9.35 Orange
Fiber 3.1 2.4 Pear
Copper 0.082 0.045 Pear
Zinc 0.1 0.07 Pear
Starch
Phosphorus 12 14 Orange
Sodium 1 0 Orange
Vitamin A 25 225 Orange
Vitamin E 0.12 0.18 Orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.012 0.087 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.04 Orange
Vitamin B3 0.161 0.282 Orange
Vitamin B5 0.049 0.25 Orange
Vitamin B6 0.029 0.06 Orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.4 0 Pear
Folate 7 30 Orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.022 0.015 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084 0.023 Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094 0.025 Pear
Tryptophan 0.002 0.009 Orange
Threonine 0.011 0.015 Orange
Isoleucine 0.011 0.025 Orange
Leucine 0.019 0.023 Orange
Lysine 0.017 0.047 Orange
Methionine 0.002 0.02 Orange
Phenylalanine 0.011 0.031 Orange
Valine 0.017 0.04 Orange
Histidine 0.002 0.018 Orange
Fructose 6.42 Pear

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 of 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.