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Apple vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Apple and Longan

  • Apple has more Fiber, however Longan is higher in Vitamin C, Copper and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan covers your daily Vitamin C needs 88% more than Apple.
  • Longan contains 2 times less Fiber than Apple. Apple contains 2.4g of Fiber, while Longan contains 1.1g.

Food varieties used in this article are Apples, raw, with skin and Longans, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Apple
1
:
7
Longan
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +148.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +525.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 0.13
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +148.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +525.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 0.13

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Apple
7
:
4
Longan
Contains more Vitamin C +1726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +438.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +1726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +438.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Apple
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
4
Apple
13
Longan

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
2%
Apple
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Apple
0%
Longan

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Apple Longan
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Longan
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (difference - 10.39g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Longan
Longan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Apple Longan Opinion
Calories 52 60 Longan
Protein 0.26 1.31 Longan
Fats 0.17 0.1 Apple
Vitamin C 4.6 84 Longan
Carbs 13.81 15.14 Longan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Apple
Iron 0.12 0.13 Longan
Calcium 6 1 Apple
Potassium 107 266 Longan
Magnesium 5 10 Longan
Sugars 10.39 Longan
Fiber 2.4 1.1 Apple
Copper 0.027 0.169 Longan
Zinc 0.04 0.05 Longan
Starch 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 11 21 Longan
Sodium 1 0 Longan
Vitamin A 54 Apple
Vitamin E 0.18 Apple
Vitamin D 0 Apple
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.031 Longan
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.14 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.091 0.3 Longan
Vitamin B5 0.061 Apple
Vitamin B6 0.041 Apple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Apple
Folate 3 Apple
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 Apple
Tryptophan 0.001 Apple
Threonine 0.006 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.006 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.013 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.012 0.046 Longan
Methionine 0.001 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.012 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.005 0.012 Longan
Fructose 5.9 Apple

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/nutrients
  2. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.