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Apricot vs. Papaya — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Apricot and Papaya?

  • Apricot is higher in Vitamin A RAE, yet Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 57% more.
  • Apricot has 3 times more Vitamin E than Papaya. While Apricot has 0.89mg of Vitamin E , Papaya has only 0.3mg.

We used Apricots, raw and Papayas, raw types in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Papaya
Contains more Iron +56%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains more Potassium +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Manganese +92.5%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27% 11% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15% 6% 4%
Contains more Iron +56%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains more Potassium +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Manganese +92.5%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Selenium +500%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin A +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Folate +311.1%
Contains more Choline +117.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 2% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Folate +311.1%
Contains more Choline +117.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Papaya
Contains more Protein +197.9%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Other +89.7%
Equal in Carbs - 10.82
Equal in Water - 88.06
11% 86%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.39 g
Carbs: 11.12 g
Water: 86.35 g
Other: 0.74 g
11% 88%
Protein: 0.47 g
Fats: 0.26 g
Carbs: 10.82 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.39 g
Contains more Protein +197.9%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Other +89.7%
Equal in Carbs - 10.82
Equal in Water - 88.06

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Papaya
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +136.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +32.8%
10% 62% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.17 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.077 g
38% 34% 27%
Saturated Fat: 0.081 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.072 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.058 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +136.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +32.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Papaya
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +72.6%
Contains more Fructose +296.8%
64% 26% 10%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 5.87 g
Glucose: 2.37 g
Fructose: 0.94 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.06 g
Galactose: 0 g
52% 48%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 4.09 g
Fructose: 3.73 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +72.6%
Contains more Fructose +296.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Apricot Papaya
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apricot Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 9.12g
Protein 1.4g 0.47g Apricot
Fats 0.39g 0.26g Apricot
Carbs 11.12g 10.82g Apricot
Calories 48kcal 43kcal Apricot
Fructose 0.94g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 9.24g 7.82g Papaya
Fiber 2g 1.7g Apricot
Calcium 13mg 20mg Papaya
Iron 0.39mg 0.25mg Apricot
Magnesium 10mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 23mg 10mg Apricot
Potassium 259mg 182mg Apricot
Sodium 1mg 8mg Apricot
Zinc 0.2mg 0.08mg Apricot
Copper 0.078mg 0.045mg Apricot
Manganese 0.077mg 0.04mg Apricot
Selenium 0.1µg 0.6µg Papaya
Vitamin A 1279IU 950IU Apricot
Vitamin A RAE 96µg 47µg Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89mg 0.3mg Apricot
Vitamin C 10mg 60.9mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.023mg Apricot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.027mg Apricot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.357mg Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.191mg Apricot
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.038mg Apricot
Folate 9µg 37µg Papaya
Choline 2.8mg 6.1mg Papaya
Vitamin K 3.3µg 2.6µg Apricot
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.008mg Apricot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.011mg Apricot
Isoleucine 0.041mg 0.008mg Apricot
Leucine 0.077mg 0.016mg Apricot
Lysine 0.097mg 0.025mg Apricot
Methionine 0.006mg 0.002mg Apricot
Phenylalanine 0.052mg 0.009mg Apricot
Valine 0.047mg 0.01mg Apricot
Histidine 0.027mg 0.005mg Apricot
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.081g Apricot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.17g 0.072g Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.077g 0.058g Apricot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Apricot Papaya
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Apricot
26%
Papaya
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Apricot
8%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.054g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apricot
Apricot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/nutrients
  2. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/nutrients

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

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