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Prickly pear vs. Figs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Prickly pear and Figs?

  • Prickly pear has more Magnesium, and Vitamin C than Figs.
  • Prickly pear's daily need coverage for Magnesium is 16% higher.
  • Figs have 7 times less Vitamin C than Prickly pear. Prickly pear has 14mg of Vitamin C, while Figs have 2mg.

We used Prickly pears, raw and Figs, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Potassium - 232
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 12% 61% 11% 20% 1% 4% 27% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24% 17% 2%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Potassium - 232

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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Figs
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.3%
Equal in Folate - 6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 47% 4% 14% 9% 0% 14% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 3% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.3%
Equal in Folate - 6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Water +10.7%
Contains more Other +148.5%
Contains more Carbs +100.4%
Equal in Protein - 0.75
Equal in Water - 79.11
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
19% 79%
Protein: 0.75 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 19.18 g
Water: 79.11 g
Other: 0.66 g
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Water +10.7%
Contains more Other +148.5%
Contains more Carbs +100.4%
Equal in Protein - 0.75
Equal in Water - 79.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +47.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -10.4%
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.213 g
22% 24% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.066 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.144 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +47.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -10.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Prickly pear Figs
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Prickly pear Figs Opinion
Net carbs 5.97g 16.28g Figs
Protein 0.73g 0.75g Figs
Fats 0.51g 0.3g Prickly pear
Carbs 9.57g 19.18g Figs
Calories 41kcal 74kcal Figs
Sugar 16.26g Prickly pear
Fiber 3.6g 2.9g Prickly pear
Calcium 56mg 35mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.3mg 0.37mg Figs
Magnesium 85mg 17mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 24mg 14mg Prickly pear
Potassium 220mg 232mg Figs
Sodium 5mg 1mg Figs
Zinc 0.12mg 0.15mg Figs
Copper 0.08mg 0.07mg Prickly pear
Manganese 0.128mg Figs
Selenium 0.6µg 0.2µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 43IU 142IU Figs
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 7µg Figs
Vitamin E 0.11mg Figs
Vitamin C 14mg 2mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.06mg Figs
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.05mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.46mg 0.4mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B5 0.3mg Figs
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.113mg Figs
Folate 6µg 6µg
Choline 4.7mg Figs
Vitamin K 4.7µg Figs
Tryptophan 0.006mg Figs
Threonine 0.024mg Figs
Isoleucine 0.023mg Figs
Leucine 0.033mg Figs
Lysine 0.03mg Figs
Methionine 0.006mg Figs
Phenylalanine 0.018mg Figs
Valine 0.028mg Figs
Histidine 0.011mg Figs
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0.06g Figs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.066g Prickly pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.213g 0.144g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Prickly pear Figs
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
7%
Prickly pear
9%
Figs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Prickly pear
11%
Figs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 16.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Figs
Figs contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Figs
Figs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Figs
Figs 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

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. Prickly pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167750/nutrients
  2. Figs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.