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Currant vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Currant and Lychee different?

  • Currant is richer in Fiber, Vitamin K, Iron, and Manganese, while Lychee is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Lychee covers your daily need of Vitamin C 34% more than Currant.
  • Currant contains 28 times more Vitamin K than Lychee. Currant contains 11µg of Vitamin K, while Lychee contains 0.4µg.
  • Currant is lower in Sugar.

Currants, red and white, raw and Litchis, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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1
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +222.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
Contains more Potassium +60.8%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +38.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +222.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
Contains more Potassium +60.8%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +38.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1

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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Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2650%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2650%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +75%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 9.5g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 1.4g 0.83g Currant
Fats 0.2g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 13.8g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 56kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose 3.53g g Currant
Sugar 7.37g 15.23g Currant
Fiber 4.3g 1.3g Currant
Calcium 33mg 5mg Currant
Iron 1mg 0.31mg Currant
Magnesium 13mg 10mg Currant
Phosphorus 44mg 31mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 171mg Currant
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.23mg 0.07mg Currant
Copper 0.107mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Currant
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.07mg Currant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 41mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.011mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.064mg mg Currant
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate 8µg 14µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 11µg 0.4µg Currant
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.099g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Currant Lychee
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
18
Currant
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
13
Lychee

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
8%
Currant
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Currant
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Currant
Currant is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.86g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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

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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/nutrients
  2. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.