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Longan vs. Asian pear — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Longan and Asian pear

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however, Asian pear is richer in Fiber.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 89% more.
  • Longan contains 14 times more Vitamin B2 than Asian pear. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Asian pear contains 0.01mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Longans, raw and Pears, asian, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +119.8%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +238%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Manganese +15.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.3% 4.9% 7.1% 9% 23% 0% 1.4% 56% 6.8% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.2% 0% 5.7% 4.7% 11% 0% 0.55% 17% 7.8% 0.55%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Potassium +119.8%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +238%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Manganese +15.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Longan
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Contains more Vitamin C +2110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 7.8% 32% 5.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2.4% 0% 13% 2.3% 2.3% 4.1% 4.2% 5.1% 6% 0% 2.8% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +2110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +162%
Contains more Carbs +42.2%
Contains more Other +89.2%
Contains more Fats +130%
Equal in Water - 88.25
15% 83%
Protein: 1.31 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.14 g
Water: 82.75 g
Other: 0.7 g
11% 88%
Protein: 0.5 g
Fats: 0.23 g
Carbs: 10.65 g
Water: 88.25 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +162%
Contains more Carbs +42.2%
Contains more Other +89.2%
Contains more Fats +130%
Equal in Water - 88.25

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Longan Asian pear
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Asian pear Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 7.05g Longan
Protein 1.31g 0.5g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.23g Asian pear
Carbs 15.14g 10.65g Longan
Calories 60kcal 42kcal Longan
Sugar 7.05g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 3.6g Asian pear
Calcium 1mg 4mg Asian pear
Iron 0.13mg 0mg Longan
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Longan
Phosphorus 21mg 11mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 121mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.02mg Longan
Copper 0.169mg 0.05mg Longan
Manganese 0.052mg 0.06mg Asian pear
Selenium 0.1µg Asian pear
Vitamin E 0.12mg Asian pear
Vitamin C 84mg 3.8mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.009mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.01mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.219mg Longan
Vitamin B5 0.07mg Asian pear
Vitamin B6 0.022mg Asian pear
Folate 8µg Asian pear
Choline 5.1mg Asian pear
Vitamin K 4.5µg Asian pear
Tryptophan 0.005mg Asian pear
Threonine 0.034mg 0.013mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.014mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg 0.025mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.017mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg 0.006mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.013mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg 0.018mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.005mg Longan
Saturated Fat 0.012g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.049g Asian pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g Asian pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Asian pear
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Longan
4%
Asian pear
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Longan
5%
Asian pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.05g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Longan
Longan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Asian pear
Asian pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Asian pear
Asian pear is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Asian pear
Asian pear is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/nutrients
  2. Asian pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168177/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.