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Longan vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Longan and Mandarin orange

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2 in Longan is higher than in Mandarin orange.
  • Longan covers your daily Vitamin C needs 64% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Mandarin orange has 4 times less Copper than Longan. Longan has 0.169mg of Copper, while Mandarin orange has 0.042mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Longans, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +60.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Calcium +3600%
Contains more Iron +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Potassium +60.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains more Calcium +3600%
Contains more Iron +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20

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 +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.3%
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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.3%

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 Mandarin orange
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
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 11.54g Longan
Protein 1.31g 0.81g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 15.14g 13.34g Longan
Calories 60kcal 53kcal Longan
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar g 10.58g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 1mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.13mg 0.15mg Mandarin orange
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 21mg 20mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 166mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 2mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.07mg Mandarin orange
Copper 0.169mg 0.042mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D IU 0IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin D µg 0µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 84mg 26.7mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.036mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 mg 0.216mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Mandarin orange
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.034mg 0.016mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.017mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg 0.028mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.032mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg 0.002mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.018mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg 0.021mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.011mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.039g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.065g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Longan Mandarin orange
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
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
8
Mandarin orange

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%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.