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Lychee vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lychee and Apple?

  • Lychee is richer than Apple in Vitamin C and Copper.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 74% more.
  • Lychee has 5 times more Copper than Apple. While Lychee has 0.148mg of Copper, Apple has only 0.027mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Apple is lower.

We used Litchis, raw and Apples, raw, with skin types in this article.

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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
Lychee
6
:
1
Apple
Contains more Iron +158.3%
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +448.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +158.3%
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +448.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Equal in Sodium - 1

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
Lychee
5
:
5
Apple
Contains more Vitamin C +1454.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.9%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +450%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1454.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.9%
Contains more Folate +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +450%

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
25
Lychee
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
4
Apple

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
5%
Lychee
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
14%
Apple
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Apple

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.
Lychee Apple
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Apple
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 richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Apple
Apple contains less Sugars (difference - 4.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Apple
Apple is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Lychee Apple Opinion
Calories 66 52 Lychee
Protein 0.83 0.26 Lychee
Fats 0.44 0.17 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 4.6 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 13.81 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 0.12 Lychee
Calcium 5 6 Apple
Potassium 171 107 Lychee
Magnesium 10 5 Lychee
Sugars 15.23 10.39 Apple
Fiber 1.3 2.4 Apple
Copper 0.148 0.027 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.04 Lychee
Starch 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 31 11 Lychee
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 0 54 Apple
Vitamin E 0.07 0.18 Apple
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.017 Apple
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.026 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 0.091 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.061 Apple
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.041 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 2.2 Apple
Folate 14 3 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 0.028 Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 0.007 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 0.051 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 0.001 Lychee
Threonine 0.006 Apple
Isoleucine 0.006 Apple
Leucine 0.013 Apple
Lysine 0.041 0.012 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 0.001 Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.006 Apple
Valine 0.012 Apple
Histidine 0.005 Apple
Fructose 5.9 Apple

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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.