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Lychee vs. Asian pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lychee and Asian pear

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B6, however, Asian pear has more Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 75% higher.
  • Asian pear has 5 times less Vitamin B6 than Lychee. Lychee has 0.1mg of Vitamin B6, while Asian pear has 0.022mg.
  • Asian pear is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Litchis, raw and Pears, asian, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +196%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Manganese - 0.06
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50% 8% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 0% 6% 5% 11% 0% 1% 17% 8% 1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Copper +196%
Contains more Selenium +500%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Manganese - 0.06

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lychee
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Contains more Vitamin C +1781.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Choline +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1025%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 4% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 13% 3% 3% 5% 5% 6% 6% 0% 3% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +1781.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Choline +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1025%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +66%
Contains more Fats +91.3%
Contains more Carbs +55.2%
Contains more Other +18.9%
Equal in Water - 88.25
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
11% 88%
Protein: 0.5 g
Fats: 0.23 g
Carbs: 10.65 g
Water: 88.25 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +66%
Contains more Fats +91.3%
Contains more Carbs +55.2%
Contains more Other +18.9%
Equal in Water - 88.25

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +144.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +140%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.9%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
10% 42% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.012 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.049 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +144.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +140%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lychee Asian pear
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Asian pear Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 7.05g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 0.5g Lychee
Fats 0.44g 0.23g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 10.65g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 42kcal Lychee
Sugar 15.23g 7.05g Asian pear
Fiber 1.3g 3.6g Asian pear
Calcium 5mg 4mg Lychee
Iron 0.31mg 0mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Lychee
Phosphorus 31mg 11mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 121mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 0mg Asian pear
Zinc 0.07mg 0.02mg Lychee
Copper 0.148mg 0.05mg Lychee
Manganese 0.055mg 0.06mg Asian pear
Selenium 0.6µg 0.1µg Lychee
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.12mg Asian pear
Vitamin C 71.5mg 3.8mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.009mg Lychee
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.01mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.219mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.07mg Asian pear
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.022mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 8µg Lychee
Choline 7.1mg 5.1mg Lychee
Vitamin K 0.4µg 4.5µg Asian pear
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.005mg Lychee
Threonine 0.013mg Asian pear
Isoleucine 0.014mg Asian pear
Leucine 0.025mg Asian pear
Lysine 0.041mg 0.017mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg 0.006mg Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Asian pear
Valine 0.018mg Asian pear
Histidine 0.005mg Asian pear
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.012g Asian pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.049g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.055g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lychee Asian pear
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Lychee
4%
Asian pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Lychee
5%
Asian pear

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Asian pear
Asian pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Asian pear
Asian pear contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Asian pear
Asian pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Asian pear
Asian pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Asian pear
Asian pear is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/nutrients
  2. Asian pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168177/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.