Jun 9, 2011

Apples to Oranges

Do you ever get this nagging thought on something and you have to get it out? Well, that's what just happend to me. Over the last few weeks I have been hearing the term "comparing apples to apples" a lot that my mind went after it; why we can only compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges and not apples to oranges; the result is the chart below...

Grows in treesApples can grow in moderate climate but Oranges grow only in tropical places
Used for juiceApple juice is transparent while Orange juice is cloudy. Apple is pressed to produce juice, orange is squeezed
Size is comparablethough weight may not be comparable for the same size fruits
Both have seedswhile the color, shape and texture of the seeds are different
Both have great taste mostly sweet when ripe and sour when rawApples can be eaten with the skin, but not the oranges
Both are used in cooking Have distinct flavor
Both have comparable fibre contentBut an orange has a lot more vitamin C packed in it (160%) than an apple (10%)
The internal 'architecture' of apple and orange is different in that apples have no sectioning, whereas oranges are sectioned into 'individually packaged' wedges.
Apple skin is smooth while orange skin is porous
An apple a day keeps the doctor away; so when the doctor is smart keep the apple away :) but not the same with Orange
You cannot upset an apple cart; but an orange cart who cares?
A for Apple, but not O for Orange but Ostritch
Yeah, I feel much better now... but have I passed on the nagging thoughts to you?! Oh no!


Tomz said...

But how did you create that colour change for that table?

Tomz said...

or how did u draw a table in blogger?:O

A said...


You missed so many similarities. Both are fruits. I love both Apples and Oranges.

About differences, even no two oranges can be same :))) HAHA. All depends on the perspective.

Whenever someone says 'hey, you are comparing Apples with Oranges', I reply "Yes. For the time being I am doing so and at the next meeting, i will compare different kind of Oranges and then next I will compare two specific oranges...."

NRIGirl said...

Tomz! You can do all sorts of HTML tags in the Edit HTML tab. I can forward you the code I used to create this table...

And @A! You are very smart! How could I forget that they are both fruits to begin with?!!

KParthasarathi said...

You have given loads of info in an amusing way.

AS said...


thats interesting!!

I loved and agree totally with the doctor wala quote ;D


A said...

If you work with bunch of 'smart' people I work with, you will find similarities in most dissimilar things and differences between genetically identical apples.

Bikramjit said...

Well well glad you got it out phewwwwww. Happy now. Relieved.good

kavita said...

Apple jam -Orange marmalade.
Orange peel can be used as tear stimulator (tried and tested)--cannot be done with Apple peel.

This will go on in my head the whole day .Thanks for "The Theme Of The Day".


hahaaaa....very innovative n interesting comparisons.....:)))

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

It is a very cute comparison.
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