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Grapefruit vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Grapefruit and Longan

  • Grapefruit contains less Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2 than Longan.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Longan is 59% higher.
  • Longan has 22 times less Calcium than Grapefruit. Grapefruit has 22mg of Calcium, while Longan has 1mg.

Food types used in this article are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Longans, 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
Contains more Calcium +2100%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +97%
Contains more Copper +428.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Contains more Calcium +2100%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +97%
Contains more Copper +428.1%

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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Longan
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.1%
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% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.1%

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 Longan
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Longan Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 14.04g Longan
Protein 0.77g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.14g 0.1g Grapefruit
Carbs 10.66g 15.14g Longan
Calories 42kcal 60kcal Longan
Starch 0g g Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g g Longan
Fiber 1.6g 1.1g Grapefruit
Calcium 22mg 1mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.13mg Longan
Magnesium 9mg 10mg Longan
Phosphorus 18mg 21mg Longan
Potassium 135mg 266mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 0mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.05mg Grapefruit
Copper 0.032mg 0.169mg Longan
Vitamin A 1150IU IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU IU Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0µg µg Grapefruit
Vitamin C 31.2mg 84mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.3mg Longan
Vitamin B5 0.262mg mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Grapefruit
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.015mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.019mg 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.007mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.015mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.008mg 0.012mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g g Grapefruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Grapefruit Longan
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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
13
Longan

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
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Longan
Longan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.