The idiom ‘comparing apples and oranges’ has been used in the English language to deny
comparison between objects and ideas that are inherently different and therefore incomparable.
Many discussions have been ended, debates have been halted, and ideas have been crushed by
this one simple phrase. Yet, how suitable in reality is the phrase in terms of comparison. The
idea definitely stems as an appeal to tradition as it has been used for generations, however,
under further examination it is clear to see that the phrase holds little virtue. Apples and oranges
actually have many comparisons and contrasts as shown in their observable attributes, nutritional
composition, and functional ...view middle of the document...
though both fruit contain a very similar low amount of calories per serving. Oranges however
contain an absurd amount of vitamin c compared to apples, making them useful to strengthen
ones immune system and stay healthy. Apples on the other hand contain the independent benefit
of containing nutritional elements that can help fight brain decay, or to quote an additional
phrase ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. The fruits are both very healthy for the human
body, containing similar nutritional attributes; yet the similarities do not end with the nutritional
The easy functionality of the apple and orange have made them famous in the
typical school lunchbox and during halftime during youth soccer games. Apples and Oranges are
both very easy to manage, store, prepare and eat. Due to this, they are both common in the diets
of all age groups, from young babies who eat apple sauce and drink orange juice, to young
college students who enjoy apple and orange based alcoholic beverages, and finally to the
elderly whom stereotypically will bake apple pies and make home-made orange juice. In ...