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Lychee vs. Kumquat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lychee and Kumquat

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however, Kumquat is higher in Fiber, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Lychee covers your daily need of Vitamin C 31% more than Kumquat.
  • Lychee has 2 times more Sugar than Kumquat. While Lychee has 15.23g of Sugar, Kumquat has only 9.36g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Litchis, raw and Kumquats, 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
4
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Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Copper +55.8%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Iron +177.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Manganese +145.5%
Equal in Potassium - 186
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 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32% 18% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Copper +55.8%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Iron +177.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Manganese +145.5%
Equal in Potassium - 186

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +21.4%
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 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +21.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
2
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Contains more Protein +126.5%
Contains more Fats +95.5%
Contains more Other +15.9%
Equal in Carbs - 15.9
Equal in Water - 80.85
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
2% 16% 81%
Protein: 1.88 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 15.9 g
Water: 80.85 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Protein +126.5%
Contains more Fats +95.5%
Contains more Other +15.9%
Equal in Carbs - 15.9
Equal in Water - 80.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Lychee
1
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29.5%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.103
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
24% 36% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.103 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29.5%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.103

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lychee Kumquat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Kumquat Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 9.4g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.44g 0.86g Kumquat
Carbs 16.53g 15.9g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 71kcal Kumquat
Sugar 15.23g 9.36g Kumquat
Fiber 1.3g 6.5g Kumquat
Calcium 5mg 62mg Kumquat
Iron 0.31mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Magnesium 10mg 20mg Kumquat
Phosphorus 31mg 19mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 186mg Kumquat
Sodium 1mg 10mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Copper 0.148mg 0.095mg Lychee
Manganese 0.055mg 0.135mg Kumquat
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 290IU Kumquat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 15µg Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Kumquat
Vitamin C 71.5mg 43.9mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.037mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.429mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.208mg Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.036mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 17µg Kumquat
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg Lychee
Lysine 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg Lychee
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.103g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.171g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lychee Kumquat
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
25%
Lychee
20%
Kumquat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Lychee
14%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.87g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.