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Guava vs. Figs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Guava and Figs different?

  • Figs contain less Vitamin C, Copper, Folate, Fiber, and Potassium than Guava.
  • Guava covers your daily need of Vitamin C 251% more than Figs.
  • Guava has 8 times more Folate than Figs. Guava has 49µg of Folate, while Figs have 6µg.
  • Guava contains less Sugar.

Guavas, common, raw and Figs, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Guava
7
:
3
Figs
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +79.7%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +228.6%
Contains more Manganese +17.2%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Calcium +94.4%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77% 20% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24% 17% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +79.7%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +228.6%
Contains more Manganese +17.2%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Calcium +94.4%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Guava
8
:
3
Figs
Contains more Vitamin A +339.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +11315%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.3%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Choline +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 5% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 3% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +339.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +11315%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.3%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Choline +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
4
:
1
Figs
Contains more Protein +240%
Contains more Fats +216.7%
Contains more Other +109.1%
Contains more Carbs +33.9%
Equal in Water - 79.11
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 g
19% 79%
Protein: 0.75 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 19.18 g
Water: 79.11 g
Other: 0.66 g
Contains more Protein +240%
Contains more Fats +216.7%
Contains more Other +109.1%
Contains more Carbs +33.9%
Equal in Water - 79.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
2
:
1
Figs
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
36% 11% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.401 g
22% 24% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.066 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.144 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Guava Figs
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Guava Figs Opinion
Net carbs 8.92g 16.28g Figs
Protein 2.55g 0.75g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.3g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 19.18g Figs
Calories 68kcal 74kcal Figs
Sugar 8.92g 16.26g Guava
Fiber 5.4g 2.9g Guava
Calcium 18mg 35mg Figs
Iron 0.26mg 0.37mg Figs
Magnesium 22mg 17mg Guava
Phosphorus 40mg 14mg Guava
Potassium 417mg 232mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 1mg Figs
Zinc 0.23mg 0.15mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.07mg Guava
Manganese 0.15mg 0.128mg Guava
Selenium 0.6µg 0.2µg Guava
Vitamin A 624IU 142IU Guava
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 7µg Guava
Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.11mg Guava
Vitamin C 228.3mg 2mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.06mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.05mg Figs
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 0.4mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451mg 0.3mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.113mg Figs
Folate 49µg 6µg Guava
Choline 7.6mg 4.7mg Guava
Vitamin K 2.6µg 4.7µg Figs
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.006mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg 0.024mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg 0.023mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg 0.033mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg 0.03mg Guava
Methionine 0.016mg 0.006mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg 0.018mg Figs
Valine 0.087mg 0.028mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg 0.011mg Guava
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.06g Figs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.066g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g 0.144g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava Figs
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
74%
Guava
9%
Figs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Guava
11%
Figs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.34g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Figs
Figs contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Figs
Figs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/nutrients
  2. Figs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.