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Guava vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Guava and Longan

  • Guava has more Vitamin C, Fiber, and Copper, while Longan has more Vitamin B2.
  • Guava's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 160% higher.
  • Longan contains 5 times less Fiber than Guava. Guava contains 5.4g of Fiber, while Longan contains 1.1g.

The food types used in this comparison are Guavas, common, raw and Longans, 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
7
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1
Longan
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Zinc +360%
Contains more Copper +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Zinc +360%
Contains more Copper +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
10
:
1
Longan
Contains more Vitamin C +171.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +261.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +171.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +261.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%

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 Longan
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Longan Opinion
Net carbs 8.92g 14.04g Longan
Protein 2.55g 1.31g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.1g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 15.14g Longan
Calories 68kcal 60kcal Guava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 8.92g g Longan
Fiber 5.4g 1.1g Guava
Calcium 18mg 1mg Guava
Iron 0.26mg 0.13mg Guava
Magnesium 22mg 10mg Guava
Phosphorus 40mg 21mg Guava
Potassium 417mg 266mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 0mg Longan
Zinc 0.23mg 0.05mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.169mg Guava
Vitamin A 624IU IU Guava
Vitamin E 0.73mg mg Guava
Vitamin D 0IU IU Guava
Vitamin D 0µg µg Guava
Vitamin C 228.3mg 84mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.031mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 0.3mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451mg mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg mg Guava
Folate 49µg µg Guava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg µg Guava
Tryptophan 0.022mg mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg 0.034mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg 0.026mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg 0.054mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg 0.046mg Guava
Methionine 0.016mg 0.013mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.087mg 0.058mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg 0.012mg Guava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava Longan
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
80
Guava
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
13
Longan

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
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
15%
Longan
Fats
4%
Guava
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.