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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Guava
7
:
2
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Potassium +143.9%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +55.4%
Contains more Manganese +172.7%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
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 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50% 8% 4%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Potassium +143.9%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +55.4%
Contains more Manganese +172.7%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

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
10
:
1
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +942.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1
Equal in Choline - 7.1
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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +942.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1
Equal in Choline - 7.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
3
:
2
Lychee
Contains more Protein +207.2%
Contains more Fats +115.9%
Contains more Other +213.6%
Contains more Carbs +15.4%
Equal in Water - 81.76
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 g
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Protein +207.2%
Contains more Fats +115.9%
Contains more Other +213.6%
Contains more Carbs +15.4%
Equal in Water - 81.76

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
1
:
2
Lychee
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +203.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.9%
36% 11% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.401 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +203.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Guava 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
Net carbs 8.92g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 2.55g 0.83g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.44g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 68kcal 66kcal Guava
Sugar 8.92g 15.23g Guava
Fiber 5.4g 1.3g Guava
Calcium 18mg 5mg Guava
Iron 0.26mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 22mg 10mg Guava
Phosphorus 40mg 31mg Guava
Potassium 417mg 171mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 1mg Lychee
Zinc 0.23mg 0.07mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.148mg Guava
Manganese 0.15mg 0.055mg Guava
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 624IU 0IU Guava
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 0µg Guava
Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.07mg Guava
Vitamin C 228.3mg 71.5mg Guava
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 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.1mg Guava
Folate 49µg 14µg Guava
Choline 7.6mg 7.1mg Guava
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.4µg Guava
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.007mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg 0.041mg Guava
Methionine 0.016mg 0.009mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Guava
Valine 0.087mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg Guava
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.099g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g 0.132g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava Lychee
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
24%
Lychee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Guava
11%
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 - 17)
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

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. 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.