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Lychee vs. Guava — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lychee and Guava

  • Lychee has less Vitamin C, Fiber, Copper, Folate, and Potassium than Guava.
  • Guava covers your daily need of Vitamin C 174% more than Lychee.
  • Lychee has 2 times more Sugar than Guava. While Lychee has 15.23g of Sugar, Guava has only 8.92g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Litchis, raw and Guavas, common, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lychee
2
:
7
Guava
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Potassium +143.9%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +55.4%
Contains more Manganese +172.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
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 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77% 20% 4%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Potassium +143.9%
Contains more Zinc +228.6%
Contains more Copper +55.4%
Contains more Manganese +172.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

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
1
:
10
Guava
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +942.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.11
Equal in Choline - 7.6
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 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +942.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.11
Equal in Choline - 7.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
2
:
3
Guava
Contains more Carbs +15.4%
Contains more Protein +207.2%
Contains more Fats +115.9%
Contains more Other +213.6%
Equal in Water - 80.8
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 g
Contains more Carbs +15.4%
Contains more Protein +207.2%
Contains more Fats +115.9%
Contains more Other +213.6%
Equal in Water - 80.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
2
:
1
Guava
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +203.8%
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
36% 11% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.401 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +203.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lychee Guava
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 Guava Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 8.92g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 2.55g Guava
Fats 0.44g 0.95g Guava
Carbs 16.53g 14.32g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 68kcal Guava
Sugar 15.23g 8.92g Guava
Fiber 1.3g 5.4g Guava
Calcium 5mg 18mg Guava
Iron 0.31mg 0.26mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 22mg Guava
Phosphorus 31mg 40mg Guava
Potassium 171mg 417mg Guava
Sodium 1mg 2mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.23mg Guava
Copper 0.148mg 0.23mg Guava
Manganese 0.055mg 0.15mg Guava
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 0IU 624IU Guava
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 31µg Guava
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin C 71.5mg 228.3mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.067mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.04mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 1.084mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.11mg Guava
Folate 14µg 49µg Guava
Choline 7.1mg 7.6mg Guava
Vitamin K 0.4µg 2.6µg Guava
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.022mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg Guava
Lysine 0.041mg 0.072mg Guava
Methionine 0.009mg 0.016mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg Guava
Valine 0.087mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg Guava
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.272g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.087g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.401g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Guava
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
74%
Guava
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Lychee
19%
Guava

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.173g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Guava
Guava is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.