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Longan vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Longan and Grapefruit

  • Grapefruit contains less Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2 than Longan.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Longan is 59% higher.
  • Grapefruit has 5 times less Copper than Longan. Longan has 0.169mg of Copper, while Grapefruit has 0.032mg.

Food types used in this article are Longans, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 Iron +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +97%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +428.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +2100%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Equal in Magnesium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +97%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +428.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +2100%
Contains more Zinc +40%
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%

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 Grapefruit
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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 60kcal 42kcal Longan
Protein 1.31g 0.77g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.14g Grapefruit
Vitamin C 84mg 31.2mg Longan
Net carbs 14.04g 9.06g Longan
Carbs 15.14g 10.66g Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Grapefruit
Iron 0.13mg 0.08mg Longan
Calcium 1mg 22mg Grapefruit
Potassium 266mg 135mg Longan
Magnesium 10mg 9mg Longan
Sugar g 6.89g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 1.6g Grapefruit
Copper 0.169mg 0.032mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.07mg Grapefruit
Starch g 0g Grapefruit
Phosphorus 21mg 18mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 0mg
Vitamin A IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E mg 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D µg 0µg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.031mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.204mg Longan
Vitamin B5 mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Grapefruit
Folate µg 13µg Grapefruit
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.021g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.02g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.036g Grapefruit
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.034mg 0.013mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.008mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg 0.015mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.019mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg 0.007mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.013mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg 0.015mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.008mg Longan
Fructose g 1.77g Grapefruit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Grapefruit
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
6
Grapefruit

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%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Longan
Longan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit 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 contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)

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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.