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Lychee vs Prune - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lychee and Prune

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, however Prune is higher in Vitamin K, Fiber, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 79% more than Prune.

Food varieties used in this article are Litchis, raw and Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked.

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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
1
:
7
Prune
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +760%
Contains more Potassium +328.1%
Contains more Magnesium +310%
Contains more Copper +89.9%
Contains more Zinc +528.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 13% 65% 30% 94% 12% 30% 1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +760%
Contains more Potassium +328.1%
Contains more Magnesium +310%
Contains more Copper +89.9%
Contains more Zinc +528.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.6%

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
2
:
8
Prune
Contains more Vitamin C +11816.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +186.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105%
Contains more Vitamin K +14775%
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 2% 47% 9% 0% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 0% 149% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +11816.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +186.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105%
Contains more Vitamin K +14775%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Prune Opinion
Calories 66kcal 240kcal Prune
Protein 0.83g 2.18g Prune
Fats 0.44g 0.38g Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5mg 0.6mg Lychee
Net carbs 15.23g 56.78g Prune
Carbs 16.53g 63.88g Prune
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.31mg 0.93mg Prune
Calcium 5mg 43mg Prune
Potassium 171mg 732mg Prune
Magnesium 10mg 41mg Prune
Sugar 15.23g 38.13g Lychee
Fiber 1.3g 7.1g Prune
Copper 0.148mg 0.281mg Prune
Zinc 0.07mg 0.44mg Prune
Starch g 5.11g Prune
Phosphorus 31mg 69mg Prune
Sodium 1mg 2mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 781IU Prune
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.43mg Prune
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.051mg Prune
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.186mg Prune
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 1.882mg Prune
Vitamin B5 mg 0.422mg Prune
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.205mg Prune
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 59.5µg Prune
Folate 14µg 4µg Lychee
Trans Fat 0g g Prune
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.088g Prune
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.053g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.062g Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.025mg Prune
Threonine mg 0.049mg Prune
Isoleucine mg 0.041mg Prune
Leucine mg 0.066mg Prune
Lysine 0.041mg 0.05mg Prune
Methionine 0.009mg 0.016mg Prune
Phenylalanine mg 0.052mg Prune
Valine mg 0.056mg Prune
Histidine mg 0.027mg Prune
Fructose g 12.45g Prune

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Prune
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
31
Prune
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
35
Prune

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
13%
Prune
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
64%
Prune
Fats
2%
Lychee
2%
Prune

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Prune
Prune is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prune
Prune is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Sugar (difference - 22.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.