Apple vs. Artichoke

Nutrition comparison of Apple and Artichoke


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

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

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

  • Both artichoke and apple are high in dietary fiber.
  • Apple has more beta-carotene than artichoke, however, artichoke contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than apple.
  • Artichoke has 9.4 times less sugar than apple.
  • Artichoke has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Artichoke is a great source of calcium.
  • Artichoke is an excellent source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apple and artichoke 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 Artichoke (Artichokes, (globe or french), raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Artichoke and apple contain similar amounts of calories - artichoke has 47 calories per 100 grams and apple has 52 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apple is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and similar to artichoke for fat. Apple has a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:3 and for artichoke, 23:74:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apple Artichoke
Protein 2% 23%
Carbohydrates 96% 74%
Fat 3% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Artichoke and apple contain similar amounts carbs - artichoke has 10.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and apple has 13.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both artichoke and apple are high in dietary fiber. Artichoke has 125% more dietary fiber than apple - artichoke has 5.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and apple has 2.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Artichoke has 9.4 times less sugar than apple - artichoke has 0.99g of sugar per 100 grams and apple has 10.4g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Artichoke has 11 times more protein than apple - artichoke has 3.3g of protein per 100 grams and apple has 0.26g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both artichoke and apple are low in saturated fat - artichoke has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and apple has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Artichoke has 154% more Vitamin C than apple - artichoke has 11.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apple has 4.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Artichoke and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - artichoke has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apple has 3ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Artichoke and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - artichoke has 0.19mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Artichoke and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - artichoke has 14.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and apple has 2.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Artichoke has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Apple Artichoke
Thiamin 0.017 MG 0.072 MG
Riboflavin 0.026 MG 0.066 MG
Niacin 0.091 MG 1.046 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.061 MG 0.338 MG
Vitamin B6 0.041 MG 0.116 MG
Folate 3 UG 68 UG

Minerals

calcium

Artichoke is a great source of calcium and it has 633% more calcium than apple - artichoke has 44mg of calcium per 100 grams and apple has 6mg of calcium.

iron

Artichoke has 967% more iron than apple - artichoke has 1.3mg of iron per 100 grams and apple has 0.12mg of iron.

potassium

Artichoke is an excellent source of potassium and it has 246% more potassium than apple - artichoke has 370mg of potassium per 100 grams and apple has 107mg 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, artichoke has more luteolin and apigenin than apple per 100 grams, however, apple contains more quercetin than artichoke per 100 grams.

Apple Artichoke
luteolin 0.12 mg 2.3 mg
kaempferol 0.14 mg ~
Quercetin 4.01 mg ~
apigenin ~ 7.48 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 has more beta-carotene than artichoke per 100 grams, however, artichoke contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than apple per 100 grams.

Apple Artichoke
beta-carotene 27 UG 8 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 29 UG 464 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both apple and artichoke contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Apple Artichoke
alpha linoleic acid 0.009 G 0.017 G
Total 0.009 G 0.017 G

omega 6s

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

Apple Artichoke
linoleic acid 0.043 G 0.046 G
Total 0.043 G 0.046 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 Artichoke (Artichokes, (globe or french), raw) .

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