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Longan vs Common fig - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Longan and Common fig

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2, while Common fig has more Fiber.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 91% higher.
  • Common fig contains 3 times less Vitamin B2 than Longan. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Common fig contains 0.05mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Longans, raw and Figs, 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
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +141.4%
Contains more Calcium +3400%
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +141.4%
Contains more Calcium +3400%
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +200%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
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 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%

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 Common fig
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 Common fig Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 16.28g Common fig
Protein 1.31g 0.75g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Common fig
Carbs 15.14g 19.18g Common fig
Calories 60kcal 74kcal Common fig
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 16.26g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 2.9g Common fig
Calcium 1mg 35mg Common fig
Iron 0.13mg 0.37mg Common fig
Magnesium 10mg 17mg Common fig
Phosphorus 21mg 14mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 232mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 1mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.15mg Common fig
Copper 0.169mg 0.07mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 142IU Common fig
Vitamin E mg 0.11mg Common fig
Vitamin D IU 0IU Common fig
Vitamin D µg 0µg Common fig
Vitamin C 84mg 2mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.06mg Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.05mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.4mg Common fig
Vitamin B5 mg 0.3mg Common fig
Vitamin B6 mg 0.113mg Common fig
Folate µg 6µg Common fig
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 4.7µg Common fig
Tryptophan mg 0.006mg Common fig
Threonine 0.034mg 0.024mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.023mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg 0.033mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.03mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg 0.006mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.018mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg 0.028mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.011mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.06g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.066g Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.144g Common fig

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Common fig
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
9
Common fig
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
11
Common fig

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
5%
Common fig
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
19%
Common fig
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Common fig

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 16.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Common fig
Common fig is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Common fig
Common fig 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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.