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Lime vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lime and Papaya

  • Papaya is higher than Lime in Vitamin C, Folate and Vitamin A.
  • Papaya covers your daily Vitamin C needs 35% more than Lime.
  • Lime contains 2 times more Fiber than Papaya. While Lime contains 2.8g of Fiber, Papaya contains only 1.7g.
  • The amount of Sugars in Lime is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Limes, 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
Lime
6
:
2
Papaya
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +65%
Contains more Copper +44.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 10% 9% 5% 22% 3% 8% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +65%
Contains more Copper +44.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +250%

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
Lime
3
:
7
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +109.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Folate +362.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 97% 3% 5% 0% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 0% 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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +109.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Folate +362.5%

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
13
Lime
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
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
4%
Lime
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Lime
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.
Lime Papaya
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lime 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 cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lime
Lime contains less Sugars (difference - 6.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lime
Lime contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.059g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Lime Papaya Opinion
Calories 30 43 Papaya
Protein 0.7 0.47 Lime
Fats 0.2 0.26 Papaya
Vitamin C 29.1 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 10.54 10.82 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.25 Lime
Calcium 33 20 Lime
Potassium 102 182 Papaya
Magnesium 6 21 Papaya
Sugars 1.69 7.82 Lime
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Lime
Copper 0.065 0.045 Lime
Zinc 0.11 0.08 Lime
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 18 10 Lime
Sodium 2 8 Lime
Vitamin A 50 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.22 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.023 Lime
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.027 Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.357 Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.217 0.191 Lime
Vitamin B6 0.043 0.038 Lime
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.6 2.6 Papaya
Folate 8 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.022 0.081 Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055 0.058 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.003 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.014 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 0.002
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.