Apple vs. Apricot

Nutrition comparison of Apple and Apricot


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of apple versus apricot (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in apple and apricot:

  • Apricot has more niacin and pantothenic acid.
  • Apricot has signficantly more Vitamin A than apple.
  • Apricot is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apple and apricot is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Apricot (Apricots, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of calories - apple has 52 calories per 100 grams and apricot has 48 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apple is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to apricot per calorie. Apple has a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:3 and for apricot, 11:83:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apple Apricot
Protein 2% 11%
Carbohydrates 96% 83%
Fat 3% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts carbs - apple has 13.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and apricot has 11.1g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in apple are made of 81% sugar and 19% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in apricot comprise of 82% sugar and 18% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - apple has 2.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and apricot has 2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of sugar - apple has 10.4g of sugar per 100 grams and apricot has 9.2g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of protein - apple has 0.26g of protein per 100 grams and apricot has 1.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both apple and apricot are low in saturated fat - apple has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and apricot has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Apricot has 117% more Vitamin C than apple - apple has 4.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apricot has 10mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Apricot has signficantly more Vitamin A than apple - apple has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apricot has 96ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apricot has 0.89mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - apple has 2.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and apricot has 3.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Apricot has more niacin and pantothenic acid. Both apple and apricot contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Apple Apricot
Thiamin 0.017 MG 0.03 MG
Riboflavin 0.026 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 0.091 MG 0.6 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.061 MG 0.24 MG
Vitamin B6 0.041 MG 0.054 MG
Folate 3 UG 9 UG

Minerals

calcium

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of calcium - apple has 6mg of calcium per 100 grams and apricot has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Apple and apricot contain similar amounts of iron - apple has 0.12mg of iron per 100 grams and apricot has 0.39mg of iron.

potassium

Apricot is a great source of potassium and it has 142% more potassium than apple - apple has 107mg of potassium per 100 grams and apricot has 259mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, apricot has more kaempferol than apple per 100 grams, however, apple contains more quercetin than apricot per 100 grams.

Apple Apricot
luteolin 0.12 mg ~
kaempferol 0.14 mg 0.63 mg
Quercetin 4.01 mg 1.63 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Apple Apricot
beta-carotene 27 UG 1094 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 29 UG 89 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 19 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both apple and apricot contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Apple Apricot
linoleic acid 0.043 G 0.077 G
Total 0.043 G 0.077 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Apricot (Apricots, raw) .

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