Apricot vs. Figs

Nutrition comparison of Apricot and Figs


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

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

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

  • Both apricot and figs are high in potassium.
  • Apricot has signficantly more Vitamin A than fig.
  • Fig has more Vitamin B6.
  • Fig is a great source of dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apricot and figs 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: Apricot (Apricots, raw) and Figs (Figs, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Apricot has 35% less calories than fig - apricot has 48 calories per 100 grams and fig has 74 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apricot is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to figs per calorie. Apricot has a macronutrient ratio of 11:83:7 and for figs, 4:93:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apricot Figs
Protein 11% 4%
Carbohydrates 83% 93%
Fat 7% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Apricot has 42% less carbohydrates than fig - apricot has 11.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and fig has 19.2g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in apricot are made of 82% sugar and 18% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in figs comprise of 85% sugar and 15% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Fig is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 45% more dietary fiber than apricot - apricot has 2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and fig has 2.9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Apricot has 43% less sugar than fig - apricot has 9.2g of sugar per 100 grams and fig has 16.3g of sugar.



Protein

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Apricot and figs contain similar amounts of protein - apricot has 1.4g of protein per 100 grams and fig has 0.75g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both apricot and figs are low in saturated fat - apricot has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and fig has 0.06g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Apricot has 400% more Vitamin C than fig - apricot has 10mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and fig has 2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Apricot has signficantly more Vitamin A than fig - apricot has 96ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and fig has 7ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Apricot and figs contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - apricot has 0.89mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and fig has 0.11mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Apricot and figs contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - apricot has 3.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and fig has 4.7ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Apricot Figs
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.06 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.05 MG
Niacin 0.6 MG 0.4 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.24 MG 0.3 MG
Vitamin B6 0.054 MG 0.113 MG
Folate 9 UG 6 UG

Minerals

calcium

Fig has 169% more calcium than apricot - apricot has 13mg of calcium per 100 grams and fig has 35mg of calcium.

iron

Apricot and figs contain similar amounts of iron - apricot has 0.39mg of iron per 100 grams and fig has 0.37mg of iron.

potassium

Both apricot and figs are high in potassium. Apricot has 12% more potassium than fig - apricot has 259mg of potassium per 100 grams and fig has 232mg 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 fig per 100 grams, however, fig contains more quercetin than apricot per 100 grams.

Apricot Figs
kaempferol 0.63 mg ~
Quercetin 1.63 mg 5.47 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,

Apricot Figs
beta-carotene 1094 UG 85 UG
alpha-carotene 19 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 89 UG 9 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Apricot Figs
linoleic acid 0.077 G 0.144 G
Total 0.077 G 0.144 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: Apricot (Apricots, raw) and Figs (Figs, raw) .

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