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Guava vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Guava and Papaya

  • Guava is higher than Papaya in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Guava covers your daily Vitamin C needs 186% more than Papaya.
  • Guava contains 5 times more Copper than Papaya. While Guava contains 0.23mg of Copper, Papaya contains only 0.045mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Guavas, common, raw and Papayas, 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
:
1
Papaya
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Copper +411.1%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Copper +411.1%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Magnesium - 21

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
8
:
1
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin C +274.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +189.5%
Contains more Folate +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.2%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin C +274.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +189.5%
Contains more Folate +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.2%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6

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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
11%
Papaya
Fats
4%
Guava
1%
Papaya

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 Papaya
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Guava Papaya
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 is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.191g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
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

Nutrient Guava Papaya Opinion
Calories 68 43 Guava
Protein 2.55 0.47 Guava
Fats 0.95 0.26 Guava
Vitamin C 228.3 60.9 Guava
Carbs 14.32 10.82 Guava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.25 Guava
Calcium 18 20 Papaya
Potassium 417 182 Guava
Magnesium 22 21 Guava
Sugar 8.92 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 5.4 1.7 Guava
Copper 0.23 0.045 Guava
Zinc 0.23 0.08 Guava
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 40 10 Guava
Sodium 2 8 Guava
Vitamin A 624 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.73 0.3 Guava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.023 Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.027 Guava
Vitamin B3 1.084 0.357 Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451 0.191 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.038 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 2.6
Folate 49 37 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.272 0.081 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.072 Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401 0.058 Guava
Tryptophan 0.022 0.008 Guava
Threonine 0.096 0.011 Guava
Isoleucine 0.093 0.008 Guava
Leucine 0.171 0.016 Guava
Lysine 0.072 0.025 Guava
Methionine 0.016 0.002 Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.087 0.01 Guava
Histidine 0.022 0.005 Guava
Fructose 3.73 Papaya

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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.