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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.
  • 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 Sugars.

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 Copper +228.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +210%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +24%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +210%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
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 Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
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 Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +164.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
5%
Lychee
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lychee Papaya
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Lychee Papaya
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sugars (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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lychee Papaya Opinion
Calories 66 43 Lychee
Protein 0.83 0.47 Lychee
Fats 0.44 0.26 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 60.9 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 10.82 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.31 0.25 Lychee
Calcium 5 20 Papaya
Potassium 171 182 Papaya
Magnesium 10 21 Papaya
Sugars 15.23 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 1.3 1.7 Papaya
Copper 0.148 0.045 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.08 Papaya
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 31 10 Lychee
Sodium 1 8 Lychee
Vitamin A 0 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.07 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.023 Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.027 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 0.357 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.191 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.038 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 2.6 Papaya
Folate 14 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 0.081 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 0.072 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 0.058 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.041 0.025 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 0.002 Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
Fructose 3.73 Papaya

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 of 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.