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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +93.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Manganese +2276.9%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +52.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Selenium - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37% 121% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +93.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Copper +161.9%
Contains more Manganese +2276.9%
Contains more Calcium +184.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +52.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Selenium - 0.1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1074.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Choline +85.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 3% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 6% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +79%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.6%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1074.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Choline +85.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +50%
Contains more Fats +158.3%
Contains more Other +68.2%
Equal in Carbs - 13.34
Equal in Water - 85.17
13% 86%
Protein: 0.54 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 13.12 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 0.22 g
13% 85%
Protein: 0.81 g
Fats: 0.31 g
Carbs: 13.34 g
Water: 85.17 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +50%
Contains more Fats +158.3%
Contains more Other +68.2%
Equal in Carbs - 13.34
Equal in Water - 85.17

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +361.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +62.5%
15% 21% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.009 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.013 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04 g
24% 37% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.065 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +361.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +62.5%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +23.1%
Contains more Fructose +13.2%
Equal in Sucrose - 6.05
61% 18% 22%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 5.99 g
Glucose: 1.73 g
Fructose: 2.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
57% 20% 23%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 6.05 g
Glucose: 2.13 g
Fructose: 2.4 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +23.1%
Contains more Fructose +13.2%
Equal in Sucrose - 6.05

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Net carbs 11.72g 11.54g Pineapple
Protein 0.54g 0.81g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.12g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.12g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 50kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.12g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 9.85g 10.58g Pineapple
Fiber 1.4g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 13mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.29mg 0.15mg Pineapple
Magnesium 12mg 12mg
Phosphorus 8mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 109mg 166mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Pineapple
Copper 0.11mg 0.042mg Pineapple
Manganese 0.927mg 0.039mg Pineapple
Selenium 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin A 58IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 34µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 47.8mg 26.7mg Pineapple
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
Folate 18µg 16µg Pineapple
Choline 5.5mg 10.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0µg Pineapple
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
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.039g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.065g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Mandarin orange
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Pineapple
16%
Mandarin orange
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Pineapple
7%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.

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