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Figs vs. Guava — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Figs and Guava different?

  • Figs contain less Vitamin C, Copper, Folate, Fiber, and Potassium than Guava.
  • Guava covers your daily need of Vitamin C 251% more than Figs.
  • Figs have 2 times more Sugar than Guava. Figs have 16.26g of Sugar, while Guava has 8.92g.

Figs, raw and Guavas, common, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Figs
3
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7
Guava
Contains more Calcium +94.4%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +79.7%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +228.6%
Contains more Manganese +17.2%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24% 17% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77% 20% 4%
Contains more Calcium +94.4%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +79.7%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +228.6%
Contains more Manganese +17.2%
Contains more Selenium +200%

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.
Figs
3
:
8
Guava
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +339.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +11315%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.3%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Choline +61.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.11
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 3% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +339.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +11315%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.3%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Choline +61.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Figs
1
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4
Guava
Contains more Carbs +33.9%
Contains more Protein +240%
Contains more Fats +216.7%
Contains more Other +109.1%
Equal in Water - 80.8
19% 79%
Protein: 0.75 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 19.18 g
Water: 79.11 g
Other: 0.66 g
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 g
Contains more Carbs +33.9%
Contains more Protein +240%
Contains more Fats +216.7%
Contains more Other +109.1%
Equal in Water - 80.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Figs
1
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2
Guava
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.5%
22% 24% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.066 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.144 g
36% 11% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.401 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Figs Guava Opinion
Net carbs 16.28g 8.92g Figs
Protein 0.75g 2.55g Guava
Fats 0.3g 0.95g Guava
Carbs 19.18g 14.32g Figs
Calories 74kcal 68kcal Figs
Sugar 16.26g 8.92g Guava
Fiber 2.9g 5.4g Guava
Calcium 35mg 18mg Figs
Iron 0.37mg 0.26mg Figs
Magnesium 17mg 22mg Guava
Phosphorus 14mg 40mg Guava
Potassium 232mg 417mg Guava
Sodium 1mg 2mg Figs
Zinc 0.15mg 0.23mg Guava
Copper 0.07mg 0.23mg Guava
Manganese 0.128mg 0.15mg Guava
Selenium 0.2µg 0.6µg Guava
Vitamin A 142IU 624IU Guava
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 31µg Guava
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin C 2mg 228.3mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.067mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.04mg Figs
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.084mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.3mg 0.451mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.11mg Figs
Folate 6µg 49µg Guava
Choline 4.7mg 7.6mg Guava
Vitamin K 4.7µg 2.6µg Figs
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.022mg Guava
Threonine 0.024mg 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.023mg 0.093mg Guava
Leucine 0.033mg 0.171mg Guava
Lysine 0.03mg 0.072mg Guava
Methionine 0.006mg 0.016mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.006mg Figs
Valine 0.028mg 0.087mg Guava
Histidine 0.011mg 0.022mg Guava
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.272g Figs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066g 0.087g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144g 0.401g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Figs Guava
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
9%
Figs
74%
Guava
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Figs
19%
Guava

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.34g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Figs
Figs contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Figs
Figs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Figs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/nutrients
  2. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.