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Fruit salad vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fruit salad and Papaya different?

  • Papaya has more Vitamin C and Folate than Fruit salad.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 64% higher.

Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids and Papayas, raw are the varieties 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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3
Papaya
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Copper - 0.045

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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10
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin C +1745.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.7%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
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 C +1745.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.7%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357

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
6
Fruit salad
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
7
Fruit salad
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
3%
Fruit salad
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
13%
Fruit salad
11%
Papaya
Fats
0%
Fruit salad
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.
Fruit salad Papaya
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fruit salad 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 is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sugars (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.077g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Fruit salad Papaya Opinion
Calories 50 43 Fruit salad
Protein 0.51 0.47 Fruit salad
Fats 0.03 0.26 Papaya
Vitamin C 3.3 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 13.05 10.82 Fruit salad
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.25
Calcium 11 20 Papaya
Potassium 116 182 Papaya
Magnesium 8 21 Papaya
Sugars 7.82 Fruit salad
Fiber 1 1.7 Papaya
Copper 0.05 0.045 Fruit salad
Zinc 0.14 0.08 Fruit salad
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 14 10 Fruit salad
Sodium 5 8 Fruit salad
Vitamin A 600 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.023 Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.014 0.027 Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.356 0.357 Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.053 0.191 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.027 0.038 Papaya
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 Papaya
Folate 3 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.004 0.081 Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011 0.058 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.