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Grapefruit vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Grapefruit and Papaya different?

  • Papaya is higher than Grapefruit in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 33% more than Grapefruit.

Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Papayas, 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
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Equal in Calcium - 20

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin A +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Folate +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Folate +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 9.12g Papaya
Protein 0.77g 0.47g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.26g Papaya
Carbs 10.66g 10.82g Papaya
Calories 42kcal 43kcal Papaya
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.77g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 6.89g 7.82g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6g 1.7g Papaya
Calcium 22mg 20mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.08mg 0.25mg Papaya
Magnesium 9mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 18mg 10mg Grapefruit
Potassium 135mg 182mg Papaya
Sodium 0mg 8mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.08mg Papaya
Copper 0.032mg 0.045mg Papaya
Vitamin A 1150IU 950IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 60.9mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.023mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.027mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.357mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.191mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.038mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 37µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.008mg
Threonine 0.013mg 0.011mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Leucine 0.015mg 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine 0.019mg 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine 0.007mg 0.002mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg 0.009mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg 0.01mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg 0.005mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.081g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.058g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Papaya
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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
6
Grapefruit
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 food.
Protein
5%
Grapefruit
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
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. 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.