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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
Lychee
5
:
Contains more Potassium +307.1%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +124.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 7% 4% 5% 22% 3% 4% 2%
Contains more Potassium +307.1%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +124.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Calcium +340%
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
:
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 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 17% 1% 0% 0% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 0% 0% 6%
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 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 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 glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 is lower in glycemic index?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Rambutan Opinion
Calories 66 82 Rambutan
Protein 0.83 0.65 Lychee
Fats 0.44 0.21 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 4.9 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 20.87 Rambutan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Iron 0.31 0.35 Rambutan
Calcium 5 22 Rambutan
Potassium 171 42 Lychee
Magnesium 10 7 Lychee
Sugar 15.23 Rambutan
Fiber 1.3 0.9 Lychee
Copper 0.148 0.066 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.08 Rambutan
Starch
Phosphorus 31 9 Lychee
Sodium 1 11 Lychee
Vitamin A 0 3 Rambutan
Vitamin E 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.013 Rambutan
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.022 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 1.352 Rambutan
Vitamin B5 0.018 Rambutan
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.02 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Lychee
Folate 14 8 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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.