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Cooking plantain vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cooking plantain and Papaya

  • Cooking plantain has more Vitamin B6 and Potassium, however Papaya is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 47% more than Cooking plantain.
  • Cooking plantain has 8 times more Vitamin B6 than Papaya. While Cooking plantain has 0.299mg of Vitamin B6, Papaya has only 0.038mg.
  • Papaya has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Plantains, 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" 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 +140%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.2%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 1% 45% 27% 27% 4% 15% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.2%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%

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 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +686.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +231%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Folate +68.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 62% 68% 3% 0% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 0% 2% 17%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +686.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +231%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Folate +68.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
23
Cooking plantain
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
17
Cooking plantain
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 the food
Protein
8%
Cooking plantain
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cooking plantain Papaya
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Cooking plantain Papaya
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sugars (difference - 7.18g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain 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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cooking plantain Papaya Opinion
Calories 122 43 Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3 0.47 Cooking plantain
Fats 0.37 0.26 Cooking plantain
Vitamin C 18.4 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 31.89 10.82 Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.25 Cooking plantain
Calcium 3 20 Papaya
Potassium 499 182 Cooking plantain
Magnesium 37 21 Cooking plantain
Sugars 15 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 2.3 1.7 Cooking plantain
Copper 0.081 0.045 Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.14 0.08 Cooking plantain
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 34 10 Cooking plantain
Sodium 4 8 Cooking plantain
Vitamin A 1127 950 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.023 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054 0.027 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.686 0.357 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26 0.191 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299 0.038 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 2.6 Papaya
Folate 22 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.143 0.081 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069 0.058 Cooking plantain
Tryptophan 0.015 0.008 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034 0.011 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036 0.008 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059 0.016 Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06 0.025 Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.017 0.002 Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.009 Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046 0.01 Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064 0.005 Cooking plantain
Fructose 3.73 Papaya

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.