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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 less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +14.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.6%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +14.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.6%
Contains more Zinc +40%
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 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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101%

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 Lychee
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 1.31g 0.83g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 15.14g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 60kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 15.23g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 1.3g Lychee
Calcium 1mg 5mg Lychee
Iron 0.13mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 21mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 266mg 171mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 1mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.07mg Lychee
Copper 0.169mg 0.148mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 0IU Lychee
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Lychee
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lychee
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lychee
Vitamin C 84mg 71.5mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.011mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.065mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate µg 14µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine 0.034mg mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.041mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg 0.009mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.099g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Longan Lychee
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
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 food.
Protein
8%
Longan
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
17%
Lychee
Fats
0%
Longan
2%
Lychee

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 is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (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 - 3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (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. 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.