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Figs vs. Papaya — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Figs and Papaya

  • Figs are higher in Vitamin B6, yet Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Papaya covers your daily Vitamin C needs 65% more than Figs.
  • Figs contain 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Papaya. While Figs contain 0.113mg of Vitamin B6, Papaya contains only 0.038mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Papaya is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Figs, raw and Papayas, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Figs
8
:
2
Papaya
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Manganese +220%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
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% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15% 6% 4%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Manganese +220%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
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
6
:
5
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +569%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2945%
Contains more Folate +516.7%
Contains more Choline +29.8%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +569%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2945%
Contains more Folate +516.7%
Contains more Choline +29.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Figs
4
:
1
Papaya
Contains more Protein +59.6%
Contains more Fats +15.4%
Contains more Carbs +77.3%
Contains more Other +69.2%
Contains more Water +11.3%
19% 79%
Protein: 0.75 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 19.18 g
Water: 79.11 g
Other: 0.66 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 +59.6%
Contains more Fats +15.4%
Contains more Carbs +77.3%
Contains more Other +69.2%
Contains more Water +11.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Figs
2
:
1
Papaya
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +148.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.072
22% 24% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.066 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.144 g
38% 34% 27%
Saturated Fat: 0.081 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.072 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.058 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +148.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.072

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Figs Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 16.28g 9.12g Figs
Protein 0.75g 0.47g Figs
Fats 0.3g 0.26g Figs
Carbs 19.18g 10.82g Figs
Calories 74kcal 43kcal Figs
Fructose 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 16.26g 7.82g Papaya
Fiber 2.9g 1.7g Figs
Calcium 35mg 20mg Figs
Iron 0.37mg 0.25mg Figs
Magnesium 17mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 14mg 10mg Figs
Potassium 232mg 182mg Figs
Sodium 1mg 8mg Figs
Zinc 0.15mg 0.08mg Figs
Copper 0.07mg 0.045mg Figs
Manganese 0.128mg 0.04mg Figs
Selenium 0.2µg 0.6µg Papaya
Vitamin A 142IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 47µg Papaya
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin C 2mg 60.9mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.023mg Figs
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.027mg Figs
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.357mg Figs
Vitamin B5 0.3mg 0.191mg Figs
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.038mg Figs
Folate 6µg 37µg Papaya
Choline 4.7mg 6.1mg Papaya
Vitamin K 4.7µg 2.6µg Figs
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine 0.024mg 0.011mg Figs
Isoleucine 0.023mg 0.008mg Figs
Leucine 0.033mg 0.016mg Figs
Lysine 0.03mg 0.025mg Figs
Methionine 0.006mg 0.002mg Figs
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.009mg Figs
Valine 0.028mg 0.01mg Figs
Histidine 0.011mg 0.005mg Figs
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.081g Figs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066g 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144g 0.058g Figs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Figs 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
9%
Figs
26%
Papaya
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Figs
8%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Figs
Figs contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Figs
Figs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Figs
Figs is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. 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.