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Prickly pear vs. Nectarine — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Prickly pear and Nectarine different?

  • Prickly pear is higher than Nectarine in Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Prickly pear covers your daily need of Magnesium 18% more than Nectarine.
  • Prickly pear contains 9 times more Calcium than Nectarine. Prickly pear contains 56mg of Calcium, while Nectarine contains 6mg.

Prickly pears, raw and Nectarines, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +844.4%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Equal in Potassium - 201
Equal in Copper - 0.086
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 2% 11% 7% 12% 18% 0% 5% 29% 8% 0%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Magnesium +844.4%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Equal in Potassium - 201
Equal in Copper - 0.086

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 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +672.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.6%
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 20% 16% 0% 19% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 4% 0% 4% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +672.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +59.4%
Contains more Other +241.7%
Contains more Protein +45.2%
Contains more Carbs +10.2%
Equal in Water - 87.59
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
11% 88%
Protein: 1.06 g
Fats: 0.32 g
Carbs: 10.55 g
Water: 87.59 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Fats +59.4%
Contains more Other +241.7%
Contains more Protein +45.2%
Contains more Carbs +10.2%
Equal in Water - 87.59

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.3%
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.213 g
11% 39% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.113 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.3%

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 Nectarine
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 Nectarine Opinion
Net carbs 5.97g 8.85g Nectarine
Protein 0.73g 1.06g Nectarine
Fats 0.51g 0.32g Prickly pear
Carbs 9.57g 10.55g Nectarine
Calories 41kcal 44kcal Nectarine
Starch 0.07g Nectarine
Fructose 1.37g Nectarine
Sugar 7.89g Prickly pear
Fiber 3.6g 1.7g Prickly pear
Calcium 56mg 6mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.3mg 0.28mg Prickly pear
Magnesium 85mg 9mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 24mg 26mg Nectarine
Potassium 220mg 201mg Prickly pear
Sodium 5mg 0mg Nectarine
Zinc 0.12mg 0.17mg Nectarine
Copper 0.08mg 0.086mg Nectarine
Manganese 0.054mg Nectarine
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 43IU 332IU Nectarine
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 17µg Nectarine
Vitamin E 0.77mg Nectarine
Vitamin C 14mg 5.4mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.034mg Nectarine
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.027mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.46mg 1.125mg Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.185mg Nectarine
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.025mg Prickly pear
Folate 6µg 5µg Prickly pear
Choline 6.2mg Nectarine
Vitamin K 2.2µg Nectarine
Tryptophan 0.005mg Nectarine
Threonine 0.009mg Nectarine
Isoleucine 0.009mg Nectarine
Leucine 0.014mg Nectarine
Lysine 0.016mg Nectarine
Methionine 0.006mg Nectarine
Phenylalanine 0.021mg Nectarine
Valine 0.013mg Nectarine
Histidine 0.008mg Nectarine
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0.025g Nectarine
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.088g Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.213g 0.113g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.89g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nectarine
Nectarine contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nectarine
Nectarine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nectarine
Nectarine 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. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/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.