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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 Sugar.

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
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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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
15%
Guava
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
17%
Lychee
Fats
4%
Guava
2%
Lychee

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 is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.