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Longan vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Longan and Cherry

  • Cherry has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Copper.
  • Longan covers your daily Vitamin C needs 82% more than Cherry.
  • Cherry contains 4 times less Vitamin B2 than Longan. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Cherry contains 0.04mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Longans, raw and Cherries, sour, red, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Longan
5
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3
Cherry
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +53.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +62.5%
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +53.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +62.5%
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Equal in Magnesium - 9

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
Longan
3
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8
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin C +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 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 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03

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.
Longan Cherry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 10.58g Longan
Protein 1.31g 1g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 15.14g 12.18g Longan
Calories 60kcal 50kcal Longan
Starch g g
Fructose g 3.51g Cherry
Sugar g 8.49g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 1.6g Cherry
Calcium 1mg 16mg Cherry
Iron 0.13mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Longan
Phosphorus 21mg 15mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 173mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 3mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.169mg 0.104mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Cherry
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cherry
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cherry
Vitamin C 84mg 10mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.03mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.04mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 mg 0.143mg Cherry
Vitamin B6 mg 0.044mg Cherry
Folate µg 8µg Cherry
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.1µg Cherry
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.034mg mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.068g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Longan Cherry
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
27
Longan
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
10
Cherry

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
8%
Longan
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
12%
Cherry
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Cherry
Cherry is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cherry
Cherry is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.