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Lychee vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lychee and Cherry?

  • Lychee is higher in Vitamin C, yet Cherry is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 68% more.
  • Lychee has 2 times more Sugars than Cherry. While Lychee has 15.23g of Sugars, Cherry has only 8.49g.

We used Litchis, raw and Cherries, sour, red, raw 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
4
:
4
Cherry
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.32
Equal in Potassium - 173
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.32
Equal in Potassium - 173
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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
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4
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin C +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +425%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.07
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 34% 77% 2% 0% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 0% 6% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +425%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.07

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
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
10
Cherry

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
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
12%
Cherry
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Cherry

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 Cherry
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Cherry
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 - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sugars (difference - 6.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Cherry Opinion
Calories 66 50 Lychee
Protein 0.83 1 Cherry
Fats 0.44 0.3 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 10 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 12.18 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 0.32 Cherry
Calcium 5 16 Cherry
Potassium 171 173 Cherry
Magnesium 10 9 Lychee
Sugars 15.23 8.49 Cherry
Fiber 1.3 1.6 Cherry
Copper 0.148 0.104 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.1 Cherry
Starch
Phosphorus 31 15 Lychee
Sodium 1 3 Lychee
Vitamin A 0 1283 Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07 0.07
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.03 Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.04 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 0.4 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.143 Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.044 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 2.1 Cherry
Folate 14 8 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 0.068 Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 0.082 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 0.09 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 3.51 Cherry

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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.