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Pineapple vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pineapple and Mandarin orange

  • Pineapple is richer than Mandarin orange in Manganese, Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Pineapple is 39% higher.
  • Pineapple contains 3 times more Copper than Mandarin orange. Pineapple contains 0.11mg of Copper, while Mandarin orange contains 0.042mg.

Food types used in this article are Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw.

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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 +93.3%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +52.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +93.3%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Potassium +52.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +79%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1074.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 160% 4% 1% 0% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 0% 2% 14%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +79%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1074.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216

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.
Pineapple Mandarin orange
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Mandarin orange Opinion
Calories 50kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Protein 0.54g 0.81g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.12g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 47.8mg 26.7mg Pineapple
Net carbs 11.72g 11.54g Pineapple
Carbs 13.12g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.29mg 0.15mg Pineapple
Calcium 13mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 109mg 166mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Sugar 9.85g 10.58g Pineapple
Fiber 1.4g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Copper 0.11mg 0.042mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Pineapple
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 8mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 58IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.058mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.376mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 0.216mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.078mg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0µg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 16µg Pineapple
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.039g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.065g Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.002mg Pineapple
Threonine 0.019mg 0.016mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.017mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.026mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.012mg 0.002mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg 0.018mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.12g 2.4g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pineapple Mandarin orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
21
Pineapple
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
8
Mandarin 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
3%
Pineapple
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
1%
Pineapple
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/nutrients
  2. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.