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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" chart 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 Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 8% 10% 23% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
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 Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%

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
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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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 18% 0% 34% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 7% 0% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 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%

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.
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
Starch g 0g Papaya
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
Vitamin A 1279IU 950IU Apricot
Vitamin E 0.89mg 0.3mg Apricot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
16
Apricot
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
11
Apricot
9
Papaya

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
8%
Apricot
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
11%
Apricot
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Apricot
1%
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 - 25)
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

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. 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.

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