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Lychee vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lychee and Grapefruit?

  • Lychee is richer in Vitamin C, and Copper, yet Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 45% higher.
  • Lychee has 5 times more Copper than Grapefruit. Lychee has 0.148mg of Copper, while Grapefruit has 0.032mg.
  • Grapefruit contains less Sugar.

We used Litchis, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.2%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Iron +287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.2%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Equal in Folate - 13
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 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290.9%
Equal in Folate - 13

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 Grapefruit
Rich in minerals 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
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 9.06g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 0.77g Lychee
Fats 0.44g 0.14g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 10.66g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 42kcal Lychee
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Fructose g 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 15.23g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.3g 1.6g Grapefruit
Calcium 5mg 22mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.31mg 0.08mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Lychee
Phosphorus 31mg 18mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 135mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.148mg 0.032mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 31.2mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.031mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.204mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.053mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 13µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.041mg 0.019mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg 0.007mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.02g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.036g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Grapefruit
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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
6
Grapefruit

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
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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.

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.