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Lychee vs Cooking plantain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lychee and Cooking plantain

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper, while Cooking plantain has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 59% higher.
  • Cooking plantain contains 2 times less Copper than Lychee. Lychee contains 0.148mg of Copper, while Cooking plantain contains 0.081mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Litchis, raw and Plantains, 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
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +82.7%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Magnesium +270%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 23% 27% 15% 45% 1% 4% 27%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +82.7%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Magnesium +270%
Contains more Potassium +191.8%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 34

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 68% 3% 0% 62% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 17% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lychee Cooking plantain
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Cooking plantain Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 29.59g Cooking plantain
Protein 0.83g 1.3g Cooking plantain
Fats 0.44g 0.37g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 31.89g Cooking plantain
Calories 66kcal 122kcal Cooking plantain
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15.23g 15g Cooking plantain
Fiber 1.3g 2.3g Cooking plantain
Calcium 5mg 3mg Lychee
Iron 0.31mg 0.6mg Cooking plantain
Magnesium 10mg 37mg Cooking plantain
Phosphorus 31mg 34mg Cooking plantain
Potassium 171mg 499mg Cooking plantain
Sodium 1mg 4mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.14mg Cooking plantain
Copper 0.148mg 0.081mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 1127IU Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.14mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 18.4mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.052mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.054mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.686mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 mg 0.26mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.299mg Cooking plantain
Folate 14µg 22µg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.7µg Cooking plantain
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.015mg Cooking plantain
Threonine mg 0.034mg Cooking plantain
Isoleucine mg 0.036mg Cooking plantain
Leucine mg 0.059mg Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.041mg 0.06mg Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.009mg 0.017mg Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine mg 0.044mg Cooking plantain
Valine mg 0.046mg Cooking plantain
Histidine mg 0.064mg Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.143g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.032g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.069g Lychee

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Lychee Cooking plantain
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Lychee
23
Cooking plantain
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
17
Cooking plantain

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 food.
Protein
5%
Lychee
8%
Cooking plantain
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
32%
Cooking plantain
Fats
2%
Lychee
2%
Cooking plantain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.23g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 to 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. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.