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Longan vs. Figs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Longan and Figs

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2, while Figs has more Fiber.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 91% higher.
  • Figs contain 3 times less Vitamin B2 than Longan. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Figs contain 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Longan
4
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6
Figs
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%
Contains more Manganese +146.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57% 7% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 14% 13% 6% 21% 1% 5% 24% 17% 2%
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%
Contains more Manganese +146.2%

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
2
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10
Figs
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 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 9% 3% 0% 7% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 5% 0% 3% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Longan
3
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2
Figs
Contains more Protein +74.7%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +26.7%
Equal in Water - 79.11
Equal in Other - 0.66
15% 83%
Protein: 1.31 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.14 g
Water: 82.75 g
Other: 0.7 g
19% 79%
Protein: 0.75 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 19.18 g
Water: 79.11 g
Other: 0.66 g
Contains more Protein +74.7%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +26.7%
Equal in Water - 79.11
Equal in Other - 0.66

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Figs Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 16.28g Figs
Protein 1.31g 0.75g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Figs
Carbs 15.14g 19.18g Figs
Calories 60kcal 74kcal Figs
Sugar 16.26g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 2.9g Figs
Calcium 1mg 35mg Figs
Iron 0.13mg 0.37mg Figs
Magnesium 10mg 17mg Figs
Phosphorus 21mg 14mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 232mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 1mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.15mg Figs
Copper 0.169mg 0.07mg Longan
Manganese 0.052mg 0.128mg Figs
Selenium 0.2µg Figs
Vitamin A 142IU Figs
Vitamin A RAE 7µg Figs
Vitamin E 0.11mg Figs
Vitamin C 84mg 2mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.06mg Figs
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.05mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.4mg Figs
Vitamin B5 0.3mg Figs
Vitamin B6 0.113mg Figs
Folate 6µg Figs
Choline 4.7mg Figs
Vitamin K 4.7µg Figs
Tryptophan 0.006mg Figs
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
Saturated Fat 0.06g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066g Figs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144g Figs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Figs
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
9%
Figs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Longan
11%
Figs

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?
Figs
Figs is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Figs
Figs is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Figs
Figs is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Figs - 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.