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Guava vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Guava and Lychee

  • Lychee has less Vitamin C, Fiber, Copper, Folate and Potassium than Guava.
  • Guava covers your daily need of Vitamin C 174% more than Lychee.
  • Guava has 10 times more Vitamin E than Lychee. While Guava has 0.73mg of Vitamin E , Lychee has only 0.07mg.
  • Guava has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Guavas, common, raw and Litchis, 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
Guava
6
:
2
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +143.9%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +55.4%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +143.9%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +55.4%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Guava
9
:
1
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +942.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 761% 38% 15% 0% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 0% 7% 37%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +942.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1

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
80
Guava
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
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 the food
Protein
15%
Guava
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
17%
Lychee
Fats
4%
Guava
2%
Lychee

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.
Guava Lychee
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava Lychee
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 contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.173g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Guava
Guava contains less Sugars (difference - 6.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Guava Lychee Opinion
Calories 68 66 Guava
Protein 2.55 0.83 Guava
Fats 0.95 0.44 Guava
Vitamin C 228.3 71.5 Guava
Carbs 14.32 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.31 Lychee
Calcium 18 5 Guava
Potassium 417 171 Guava
Magnesium 22 10 Guava
Sugars 8.92 15.23 Guava
Fiber 5.4 1.3 Guava
Copper 0.23 0.148 Guava
Zinc 0.23 0.07 Guava
Starch
Phosphorus 40 31 Guava
Sodium 2 1 Lychee
Vitamin A 624 0 Guava
Vitamin E 0.73 0.07 Guava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.011 Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 1.084 0.603 Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.1 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 0.4 Guava
Folate 49 14 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.099 Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401 0.132 Guava
Tryptophan 0.022 0.007 Guava
Threonine 0.096 Guava
Isoleucine 0.093 Guava
Leucine 0.171 Guava
Lysine 0.072 0.041 Guava
Methionine 0.016 0.009 Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006 Guava
Valine 0.087 Guava
Histidine 0.022 Guava
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

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