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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 RAE.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 68% more.
  • Lychee has 2 times more Sugar than Cherry. While Lychee has 15.23g of Sugar, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lychee
5
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5
Cherry
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +42.3%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Manganese +103.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.32
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Potassium - 173
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 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35% 15% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +42.3%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Manganese +103.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.32
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Potassium - 173

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
6
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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 Choline +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +425%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.07
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 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 4% 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 Choline +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +425%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.07

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
3
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2
Cherry
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +35.7%
Contains more Other +12.8%
Contains more Protein +20.5%
Equal in Water - 86.13
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
12% 86%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 12.18 g
Water: 86.13 g
Other: 0.39 g
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +35.7%
Contains more Other +12.8%
Contains more Protein +20.5%
Equal in Water - 86.13

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
2
:
1
Cherry
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +46.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.3%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +46.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lychee Cherry
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 10.58g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.44g 0.3g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 12.18g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 50kcal Lychee
Fructose 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 15.23g 8.49g Cherry
Fiber 1.3g 1.6g Cherry
Calcium 5mg 16mg Cherry
Iron 0.31mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Lychee
Phosphorus 31mg 15mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 173mg Cherry
Sodium 1mg 3mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.148mg 0.104mg Lychee
Manganese 0.055mg 0.112mg Cherry
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 64µg Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.07mg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 10mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.04mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.4mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.143mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.044mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 8µg Lychee
Choline 7.1mg 6.1mg Lychee
Vitamin K 0.4µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan 0.007mg Lychee
Lysine 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg Lychee
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.068g Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.082g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.09g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Cherry
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
13%
Cherry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Lychee
10%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. 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.