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Pomelo vs. Prickly pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pomelo and Prickly pear

  • Pomelo has more Vitamin C, however, Prickly pear has more Magnesium, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Pomelo's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 52% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pummelo, raw and Prickly pears, 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 less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +172.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Equal in Potassium - 220
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 5% 5% 8% 20% 1% 3% 16% 3% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 12% 61% 11% 20% 1% 4% 27% 0% 4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +172.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.2%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Equal in Potassium - 220

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.
Pomelo
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Contains more Vitamin C +335.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +437.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 204% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 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 3% 0% 0% 47% 4% 14% 9% 0% 14% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +335.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +437.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1175%
Contains more Other +241.7%
Equal in Protein - 0.73
Equal in Carbs - 9.57
Equal in Water - 87.55
10% 89%
Protein: 0.76 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 9.62 g
Water: 89.1 g
Other: 0.48 g
10% 88%
Protein: 0.73 g
Fats: 0.51 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 87.55 g
Other: 1.64 g
Contains more Fats +1175%
Contains more Other +241.7%
Equal in Protein - 0.73
Equal in Carbs - 9.57
Equal in Water - 87.55

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pomelo Prickly pear Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 5.97g Pomelo
Protein 0.76g 0.73g Pomelo
Fats 0.04g 0.51g Prickly pear
Carbs 9.62g 9.57g Pomelo
Calories 38kcal 41kcal Prickly pear
Fiber 1g 3.6g Prickly pear
Calcium 4mg 56mg Prickly pear
Iron 0.11mg 0.3mg Prickly pear
Magnesium 6mg 85mg Prickly pear
Phosphorus 17mg 24mg Prickly pear
Potassium 216mg 220mg Prickly pear
Sodium 1mg 5mg Pomelo
Zinc 0.08mg 0.12mg Prickly pear
Copper 0.048mg 0.08mg Prickly pear
Manganese 0.017mg Pomelo
Selenium 0.6µg Prickly pear
Vitamin A 8IU 43IU Prickly pear
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Prickly pear
Vitamin C 61mg 14mg Pomelo
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.014mg Pomelo
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.06mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.46mg Prickly pear
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.06mg Prickly pear
Folate 6µg Prickly pear
Saturated Fat 0.067g Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g Prickly pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.213g Prickly pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pomelo Prickly pear
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
18%
Pomelo
7%
Prickly pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Pomelo
15%
Prickly pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 71)
Which food is cheaper?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prickly pear
Prickly pear is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pomelo
Pomelo contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/nutrients
  2. Prickly pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167750/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.