Apples vs. Oranges


Both apples and oranges are fruits but apples are usually sweet and oranges are usually citrus.

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Family Rosaceae Rutaceae
Kingdom Plantae Plantae
Class Magnoliopsida Magnoliopsida
Color Red, Green, or Yellow Orange
Division Magnoliophyta Magnoliophyta
Vitamin E Yes 0.66 IU No
Magnesium Yes 7 mg Yes 13 mg
Other minerals Traces of iron, zinc, manganese and copper Traces of iron, zinc, manganese and copper
Fat 0 g 0.2 g
Dietary fiber 4 g 3.1 g
Calcium Yes 9.5 mg Yes 52 mg
Iron In traces In traces
Phosphorous Yes 9.5 mg Yes 18 mg
Calories 77 62
Carbohydrates 20 g 15.4 g
Potassium Yes 158mg Yes 237 mg
Vitamin C Yes 9 mg Yes 70 mg
Acidity Yes pH level is around 3.3 Yes pH level varies from 2.9-4.0
Folate(imp during pregnancy) Yes 4 mcg Yes 40 mcg
Pantothenic Acid No Yes 0.33 mg
Vitamin A Yes 73 IU Yes 269 IU
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) No Yes 0.1mg
Varieties Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious Navel orange, Persian orange, Blood orange, Valencia orange, Mandarin orange
Selenium No Yes 0.65 mg
Genus Malus Citrus
Introduction (from Wikipedia) The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family (Rosaceae). It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans. The orange (specifically, the sweet orange) is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus × ​sinensis in the family Rutaceae.The fruit of the Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from that of the Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange

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A fruit platter with apples, oranges and watermelons
A fruit platter with apples, oranges and watermelons

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The calories in apples and oranges comes from carbohydrates(18g-22g), of which 50% is from sugar. The fat and protein content is very negligible in both.

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Oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C, with nearly 140% of daily intake requirement, whereas apples contain roughly 7%. Oranges also have a greater amt of Vitamin A, 6% as compared to apples at 2%. Potassium is higher in Oranges (300mg) as compared to apples(26mg). Apples have a higher foliage (55mcg) as compared to oranges (23mcg).

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Health benefits of Apples
Health benefits of Apples

Both apples and oranges contain soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps regulate the bowel movements, blood suagr levels and lower cholestrol.Apple roughly has 5 g of fiber whereas orange has 3 g.

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Apples are known to have numerous health benefits ranging from preventing Asthma, Alzheimers, Parkinson's disease, certain cancers, gallstones, type2 diabetes and reducing cholesterol, hemorrhoids and help controlling your weight etc. The high soluble fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants help help boost your immune system and fortify your body.

Oranges, due to their excellent source of vitamins, fiber and minerals, also help prevent Asthma, diabetes, Arthritis, certain cancers, kidney stones, high blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Due to it's high acidic content and the presence of antioxidants like Beta-carotene, oranges can protect the skin cells from getting damaged and keep it young and moisturized.

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Anonymous comments (7)

January 14, 2014, 5:59pm

Shoult have both

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September 13, 2012, 1:31pm

I like how for "Acidity" and "Oranges", it says "no".

Ah, the citrus fruits, world-renowned for not naming a type of acid they are filled with. Nope, totally pH neutral or even basic.

— 76.✗.✗.127

October 4, 2013, 11:01pm


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May 1, 2013, 9:24pm

oranges are so better than apples. I mean seriously. They are like a million times better!

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November 18, 2012, 3:49pm

No, apples are better. Everyone knows that.

— 76.✗.✗.145

May 27, 2012, 10:15pm

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. What has an orange ever done?

— 166.✗.✗.92

May 22, 2012, 9:03pm

ok HERES THE DEAL. oranges are like 50 times better than apples could EVER aspire to be. its not a question of, oh, oranges tend to be citrus and apples dont... like, no duh. this is about how ORANGES IGNITE PASSION whilst apples are just good for throwing at people.

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