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Longan vs. Durian — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Longan and Durian

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, however, Durian has more Vitamin B1, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Longan is 71% higher.

Food types used in this article are Longans, raw and Durian, raw or frozen.

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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
1
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8
Durian
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +63.9%
Contains more Zinc +460%
Contains more Copper +22.5%
Contains more Manganese +525%
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 2% 17% 22% 17% 39% 1% 8% 69% 43% 0%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +63.9%
Contains more Zinc +460%
Contains more Copper +22.5%
Contains more Manganese +525%

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
1
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7
Durian
Contains more Vitamin C +326.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258%
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 3% 0% 0% 66% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 27% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +326.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Longan
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4
Durian
Contains more Water +27.3%
Contains more Protein +12.2%
Contains more Fats +5230%
Contains more Carbs +78.9%
Contains more Other +60%
15% 83%
Protein: 1.31 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.14 g
Water: 82.75 g
Other: 0.7 g
5% 27% 65%
Protein: 1.47 g
Fats: 5.33 g
Carbs: 27.09 g
Water: 64.99 g
Other: 1.12 g
Contains more Water +27.3%
Contains more Protein +12.2%
Contains more Fats +5230%
Contains more Carbs +78.9%
Contains more Other +60%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Durian Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 23.29g Durian
Protein 1.31g 1.47g Durian
Fats 0.1g 5.33g Durian
Carbs 15.14g 27.09g Durian
Calories 60kcal 147kcal Durian
Fiber 1.1g 3.8g Durian
Calcium 1mg 6mg Durian
Iron 0.13mg 0.43mg Durian
Magnesium 10mg 30mg Durian
Phosphorus 21mg 39mg Durian
Potassium 266mg 436mg Durian
Sodium 0mg 2mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.28mg Durian
Copper 0.169mg 0.207mg Durian
Manganese 0.052mg 0.325mg Durian
Vitamin A 44IU Durian
Vitamin A RAE 2µg Durian
Vitamin C 84mg 19.7mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.374mg Durian
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.2mg Durian
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 1.074mg Durian
Vitamin B5 0.23mg Durian
Vitamin B6 0.316mg Durian
Folate 36µg Durian
Threonine 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg Longan

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Durian
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
26%
Durian
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Longan
21%
Durian

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Durian
Durian is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Durian
Durian is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)

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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.