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Common fig vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Common fig and Longan

  • Common fig has more Fiber, while Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 91% higher.
  • Longan contains 35 times less Calcium than Common fig. Common fig contains 35mg of Calcium, while Longan contains 1mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Figs, raw 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
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Calcium +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Copper +141.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 11% 21% 13% 24% 5% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Calcium +3400%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains more Copper +141.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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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Longan
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 9% 3% 0% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 0% 12% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%

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.
Common fig Longan
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Common fig Longan Opinion
Calories 74kcal 60kcal Common fig
Protein 0.75g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Common fig
Vitamin C 2mg 84mg Longan
Net carbs 16.28g 14.04g Common fig
Carbs 19.18g 15.14g Common fig
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Common fig
Iron 0.37mg 0.13mg Common fig
Calcium 35mg 1mg Common fig
Potassium 232mg 266mg Longan
Magnesium 17mg 10mg Common fig
Sugar 16.26g g Longan
Fiber 2.9g 1.1g Common fig
Copper 0.07mg 0.169mg Longan
Zinc 0.15mg 0.05mg Common fig
Starch g g
Phosphorus 14mg 21mg Longan
Sodium 1mg 0mg Longan
Vitamin A 142IU IU Common fig
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Common fig
Vitamin D 0µg µg Common fig
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.031mg Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.3mg Common fig
Vitamin B5 0.3mg mg Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.113mg mg Common fig
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.7µg µg Common fig
Folate 6µg µg Common fig
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.06g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066g g Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144g g Common fig
Tryptophan 0.006mg mg Common fig
Threonine 0.024mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.023mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.033mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.03mg 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.006mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.028mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.011mg 0.012mg Longan
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Common fig Longan
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Common fig
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
11
Common fig
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
5%
Common fig
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
19%
Common fig
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Common fig
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 16.26g)
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 - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Common fig
Common fig is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common fig
Common fig 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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.