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Grapefruit vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Grapefruit and Lychee?

  • Grapefruit has less Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin A RAE than Lychee.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 45% higher.

We used Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.2%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.2%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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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6
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 14
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
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 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 14

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.
Grapefruit Lychee
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar 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 vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 0.77g 0.83g Lychee
Fats 0.14g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 10.66g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 42kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g 15.23g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 1.3g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 5mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 9mg 10mg Lychee
Phosphorus 18mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 135mg 171mg Lychee
Sodium 0mg 1mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.032mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 1150IU 0IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.07mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.011mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.262mg mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate 13µg 14µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.007mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.013mg mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.099g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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
20
Grapefruit
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
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
5%
Grapefruit
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.