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Longan vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Longan and Lychee?

  • Lychee has less Vitamin C and Vitamin B2 than Longan.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 14% higher.
  • Longan has 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Lychee. Longan has 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Lychee has 0.065mg.

We used Longans, raw and Litchis, raw types in this comparison.

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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
3
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4
Lychee
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Copper +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Copper +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
:
7
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin C +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101%
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 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
27
Longan
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
13
Lychee

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 the food
Protein
8%
Longan
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
17%
Lychee
Fats
0%
Longan
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Longan Lychee
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Longan Lychee
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (difference - 15.23g)
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 - 0.099g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Longan Lychee Opinion
Calories 60 66 Lychee
Protein 1.31 0.83 Longan
Fats 0.1 0.44 Lychee
Vitamin C 84 71.5 Longan
Carbs 15.14 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Iron 0.13 0.31 Lychee
Calcium 1 5 Lychee
Potassium 266 171 Longan
Magnesium 10 10
Sugars 15.23 Longan
Fiber 1.1 1.3 Lychee
Copper 0.169 0.148 Longan
Zinc 0.05 0.07 Lychee
Starch
Phosphorus 21 31 Lychee
Sodium 0 1 Longan
Vitamin A 0 Lychee
Vitamin E 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.011 Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14 0.065 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Lychee
Folate 14 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.046 0.041 Longan
Methionine 0.013 0.009 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.012 Longan
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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 of 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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.