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Lychee vs Pomelo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lychee and Pomelo different?

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper than Pomelo.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 12% higher.
  • Lychee contains 3 times more Copper than Pomelo. While Lychee contains 0.148mg of Copper, Pomelo contains only 0.048mg.

Litchis, raw and Pummelo, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
5
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2
Pomelo
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +181.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains more Copper +208.3%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 5% 8% 20% 1% 3% 16%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +181.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains more Copper +208.3%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1

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
8
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2
Pomelo
Contains more Vitamin C +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +209.1%
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 1% 0% 0% 204% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +209.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Pomelo Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 8.62g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 0.76g Lychee
Fats 0.44g 0.04g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 9.62g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 38kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15.23g g Pomelo
Fiber 1.3g 1g Lychee
Calcium 5mg 4mg Lychee
Iron 0.31mg 0.11mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 6mg Lychee
Phosphorus 31mg 17mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 216mg Pomelo
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.08mg Pomelo
Copper 0.148mg 0.048mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 8IU Pomelo
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lychee
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5mg 61mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.034mg Pomelo
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.027mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.22mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.036mg Lychee
Folate 14µg µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.041mg mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g g Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lychee Pomelo
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
19
Pomelo
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
7
Pomelo

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
5%
Pomelo
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
10%
Pomelo
Fats
2%
Lychee
0%
Pomelo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pomelo
Pomelo is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/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.