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Cherry vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cherry and Papaya different?

  • Cherry is higher in Copper, however Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 57% higher.
  • Cherry contains 2 times more Copper than Papaya. While Cherry contains 0.104mg of Copper, Papaya contains only 0.045mg.

Cherries, sour, red, raw and Papayas, raw are the varieties used 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
Cherry
5
:
3
Papaya
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182

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
Cherry
5
:
5
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin A +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.8%

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.
Cherry Papaya
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cherry Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 10.58g 9.12g Cherry
Protein 1g 0.47g Cherry
Fats 0.3g 0.26g Cherry
Carbs 12.18g 10.82g Cherry
Calories 50kcal 43kcal Cherry
Starch g 0g Papaya
Fructose 3.51g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 8.49g 7.82g Papaya
Fiber 1.6g 1.7g Papaya
Calcium 16mg 20mg Papaya
Iron 0.32mg 0.25mg Cherry
Magnesium 9mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 15mg 10mg Cherry
Potassium 173mg 182mg Papaya
Sodium 3mg 8mg Cherry
Zinc 0.1mg 0.08mg Cherry
Copper 0.104mg 0.045mg Cherry
Vitamin A 1283IU 950IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 60.9mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.023mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.027mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.357mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.038mg Cherry
Folate 8µg 37µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine mg 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine mg 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine mg 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine mg 0.002mg Papaya
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Papaya
Valine mg 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine mg 0.005mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.081g Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.072g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.058g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry 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
14
Cherry
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
10
Cherry
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
6%
Cherry
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
12%
Cherry
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Cherry
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
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.
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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.