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Kumquat vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Kumquat and Lychee

  • Kumquat has more Fiber, Iron and Calcium, however Lychee is higher in Vitamin C and Copper.
  • Lychee covers your daily need of Vitamin C 31% more than Kumquat.
  • Kumquat has 12 times more Calcium than Lychee. While Kumquat has 62mg of Calcium, Lychee has only 5mg.
  • Kumquat has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Kumquats, 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
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Lychee
Contains more Iron +177.4%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +55.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Equal in Potassium - 171
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Iron +177.4%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +55.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Equal in Potassium - 171

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
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Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
20
Kumquat
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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
11%
Kumquat
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
17%
Lychee
Fats
4%
Kumquat
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.
Kumquat 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Kumquat 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 - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Kumquat
Kumquat contains less Sugars (difference - 5.87g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Kumquat Lychee Opinion
Calories 71 66 Kumquat
Protein 1.88 0.83 Kumquat
Fats 0.86 0.44 Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 15.9 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.31 Kumquat
Calcium 62 5 Kumquat
Potassium 186 171 Kumquat
Magnesium 20 10 Kumquat
Sugars 9.36 15.23 Kumquat
Fiber 6.5 1.3 Kumquat
Copper 0.095 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.17 0.07 Kumquat
Starch
Phosphorus 19 31 Lychee
Sodium 10 1 Lychee
Vitamin A 290 0 Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.07 Kumquat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.011 Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.065 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.208 Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.036 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.4 Lychee
Folate 17 14 Kumquat
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.103 0.099 Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.12 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.132 Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.