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Lychee vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lychee and Longan?

  • Lychee has less Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2 than Longan.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 14% higher.

We used Litchis, raw and Longans, raw 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
Lychee
4
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3
Longan
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.6%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Copper +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.6%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Copper +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
7
:
3
Longan
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.4%
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 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Longan Opinion
Calories 66kcal 60kcal Lychee
Protein 0.83g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.44g 0.1g Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5mg 84mg Longan
Net carbs 15.23g 14.04g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 15.14g Lychee
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lychee
Iron 0.31mg 0.13mg Lychee
Calcium 5mg 1mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 266mg Longan
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Sugar 15.23g g Longan
Fiber 1.3g 1.1g Lychee
Copper 0.148mg 0.169mg Longan
Zinc 0.07mg 0.05mg Lychee
Starch g g
Phosphorus 31mg 21mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 0mg Longan
Vitamin A 0IU IU Lychee
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.031mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.3mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.1mg mg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Lychee
Folate 14µg µg Lychee
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g g Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Lychee
Threonine mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.041mg 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.009mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine mg 0.012mg Longan
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Longan
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
13
Longan

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%
Longan
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
15%
Longan
Fats
2%
Lychee
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.