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Lychee vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lychee and Papaya

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however Papaya is richer in Folate, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 12% more than Papaya.
  • Papaya has 3 times less Copper than Lychee. Lychee has 0.148mg of Copper, while Papaya has 0.045mg.
  • Papaya contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Litchis, raw and Papayas, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
4
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4
Papaya
Contains more Iron +24%
Contains more Phosphorus +210%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Iron +24%
Contains more Phosphorus +210%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182

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
4
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6
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin C +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 9.12g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 0.47g Lychee
Fats 0.44g 0.26g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 10.82g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 43kcal Lychee
Starch g 0g Papaya
Fructose g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 15.23g 7.82g Papaya
Fiber 1.3g 1.7g Papaya
Calcium 5mg 20mg Papaya
Iron 0.31mg 0.25mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 31mg 10mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 182mg Papaya
Sodium 1mg 8mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.08mg Papaya
Copper 0.148mg 0.045mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 60.9mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.023mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.027mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.357mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.038mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 37µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine mg 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine mg 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine mg 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine 0.041mg 0.025mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg 0.002mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Papaya
Valine mg 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine mg 0.005mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.081g Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.072g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.058g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lychee Papaya
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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.