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Lychee vs Currant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lychee and Currant different?

  • Lychee is richer in Vitamin C, while Currant is higher in Fiber, Vitamin K, Iron, and Manganese.
  • Lychee covers your daily need of Vitamin C 34% more than Currant.
  • Lychee contains 2 times more Sugar than Currant. Lychee contains 15.23g of Sugar, while Currant contains 7.37g.

Litchis, raw and Currants, red and white, raw types were used 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
1
:
Contains more Copper +38.3%
Contains more Iron +222.6%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +60.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
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 38% 10% 25% 10% 36% 7% 19% 1%
Contains more Copper +38.3%
Contains more Iron +222.6%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +60.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2650%
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 137% 3% 2% 0% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 0% 28% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +503%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2650%

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
18
Currant
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
18
Currant

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%
Currant
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
14%
Currant
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Currant

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 Currant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Lychee Currant
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 lower in Sugar?
Currant
Currant is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.86g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Currant Opinion
Calories 66 56 Lychee
Protein 0.83 1.4 Currant
Fats 0.44 0.2 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 41 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 13.8 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 1 Currant
Calcium 5 33 Currant
Potassium 171 275 Currant
Magnesium 10 13 Currant
Sugar 15.23 7.37 Currant
Fiber 1.3 4.3 Currant
Copper 0.148 0.107 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.23 Currant
Starch
Phosphorus 31 44 Currant
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 0 42 Currant
Vitamin E 0.07 0.1 Currant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.04 Currant
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.05 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.064 Currant
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 11 Currant
Folate 14 8 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 0.017 Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 0.028 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 0.088 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 3.53 Currant

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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/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.