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Durian vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Durian and Lychee?

  • Durian is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Potassium, Copper, and Folate, yet Lychee is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% higher.
  • Durian has 34 times more Vitamin B1 than Lychee. Durian has 0.374mg of Vitamin B1, while Lychee has 0.011mg.

We used Durian, raw or frozen and Litchis, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Durian
7
:
1
Lychee
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +155%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +39.9%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 39% 22% 69% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Iron +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +155%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +39.9%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Durian
7
:
4
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +262.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 3% 0% 0% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 0% 0% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +262.9%

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
28
Durian
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
21
Durian
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
9%
Durian
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
27%
Durian
17%
Lychee
Fats
25%
Durian
2%
Lychee

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

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Durian Lychee
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 Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Durian
Durian is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is cheaper?
Durian
Durian is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Durian Lychee Opinion
Calories 147 66 Durian
Protein 1.47 0.83 Durian
Fats 5.33 0.44 Durian
Vitamin C 19.7 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 27.09 16.53 Durian
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Iron 0.43 0.31 Durian
Calcium 6 5 Durian
Potassium 436 171 Durian
Magnesium 30 10 Durian
Sugar 15.23 Durian
Fiber 3.8 1.3 Durian
Copper 0.207 0.148 Durian
Zinc 0.28 0.07 Durian
Starch
Phosphorus 39 31 Durian
Sodium 2 1 Lychee
Vitamin A 44 0 Durian
Vitamin E 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.374 0.011 Durian
Vitamin B2 0.2 0.065 Durian
Vitamin B3 1.074 0.603 Durian
Vitamin B5 0.23 Durian
Vitamin B6 0.316 0.1 Durian
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Lychee
Folate 36 14 Durian
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.