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Kumquat vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Kumquat and Papaya

  • Kumquat is higher in Fiber, Iron and Copper, yet Papaya is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Kumquat covers your daily Fiber needs 19% more than Papaya.
  • Kumquat contains 3 times more Iron than Papaya. While Kumquat contains 0.86mg of Iron, Papaya contains only 0.25mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Kumquats, 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
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Papaya
Contains more Iron +244%
Contains more Calcium +210%
Contains more Copper +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +244%
Contains more Calcium +210%
Contains more Copper +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Potassium - 182
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
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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +227.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +117.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.191
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.038
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +227.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +117.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.191
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.038

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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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 the food
Protein
11%
Kumquat
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
11%
Papaya
Fats
4%
Kumquat
1%
Papaya

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 Papaya
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 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 contains less Sugars?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sugars (difference - 1.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Papaya Opinion
Calories 71 43 Kumquat
Protein 1.88 0.47 Kumquat
Fats 0.86 0.26 Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 15.9 10.82 Kumquat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.25 Kumquat
Calcium 62 20 Kumquat
Potassium 186 182 Kumquat
Magnesium 20 21 Papaya
Sugars 9.36 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 6.5 1.7 Kumquat
Copper 0.095 0.045 Kumquat
Zinc 0.17 0.08 Kumquat
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 19 10 Kumquat
Sodium 10 8 Papaya
Vitamin A 290 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.15 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.023 Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.027 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429 0.357 Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208 0.191 Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.036 0.038 Papaya
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.6 Papaya
Folate 17 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.103 0.081 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.072 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.058 Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
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 seperately 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. 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.