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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 Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +148.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +525.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +148.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +525.9%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 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%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple Longan Opinion
Net carbs 11.41g 14.04g Longan
Protein 0.26g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.17g 0.1g Apple
Carbs 13.81g 15.14g Longan
Calories 52kcal 60kcal Longan
Starch 0.05g g Apple
Fructose 5.9g g Apple
Sugar 10.39g g Longan
Fiber 2.4g 1.1g Apple
Calcium 6mg 1mg Apple
Iron 0.12mg 0.13mg Longan
Magnesium 5mg 10mg Longan
Phosphorus 11mg 21mg Longan
Potassium 107mg 266mg Longan
Sodium 1mg 0mg Longan
Zinc 0.04mg 0.05mg Longan
Copper 0.027mg 0.169mg Longan
Vitamin A 54IU IU Apple
Vitamin E 0.18mg mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU IU Apple
Vitamin D 0µg µg Apple
Vitamin C 4.6mg 84mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.031mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 0.3mg Longan
Vitamin B5 0.061mg mg Apple
Vitamin B6 0.041mg mg Apple
Folate 3µg µg Apple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Apple
Tryptophan 0.001mg mg Apple
Threonine 0.006mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.006mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.013mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.012mg 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.001mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.006mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.012mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.005mg 0.012mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g g Apple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051g g Apple

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
2%
Apple
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Apple
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (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 richer in minerals?
Longan
Longan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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 to 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.