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Lychee vs Rambutan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lychee and Rambutan

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B6, however Rambutan is higher in Manganese.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 74% more than Rambutan.
  • Rambutan contains 5 times less Vitamin B6 than Lychee. Lychee contains 0.1mg of Vitamin B6, while Rambutan contains 0.02mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Litchis, raw and Rambutan, canned, syrup pack.

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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
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains more Potassium +307.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Copper +124.2%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 14% 5% 4% 4% 2% 3% 22%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains more Potassium +307.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Copper +124.2%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +1359.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%
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% 17% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +1359.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Rambutan Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 19.97g Rambutan
Protein 0.83g 0.65g Lychee
Fats 0.44g 0.21g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 20.87g Rambutan
Calories 66kcal 82kcal Rambutan
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15.23g g Rambutan
Fiber 1.3g 0.9g Lychee
Calcium 5mg 22mg Rambutan
Iron 0.31mg 0.35mg Rambutan
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Lychee
Phosphorus 31mg 9mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 42mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 11mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.08mg Rambutan
Copper 0.148mg 0.066mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 3IU Rambutan
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lychee
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5mg 4.9mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.013mg Rambutan
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.022mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 1.352mg Rambutan
Vitamin B5 mg 0.018mg Rambutan
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.02mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 8µg 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 Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lychee Rambutan
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
5
Rambutan
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
7
Rambutan

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
4%
Rambutan
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
21%
Rambutan
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Rambutan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/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.