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Longan vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Longan and Papaya different?

  • Longan is higher than Papaya in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan covers your daily need of Vitamin C 26% more than Papaya.
  • Longan contains 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Papaya. Longan contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Papaya contains 0.027mg.

Longans, raw and Papayas, raw types were used in this article.

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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
4
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4
Papaya
Contains more Phosphorus +110%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +275.6%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Phosphorus +110%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +275.6%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +60%

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
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8
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin C +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%

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 Papaya
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 Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 9.12g Longan
Protein 1.31g 0.47g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.26g Papaya
Carbs 15.14g 10.82g Longan
Calories 60kcal 43kcal Longan
Starch g 0g Papaya
Fructose g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar g 7.82g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 1.7g Papaya
Calcium 1mg 20mg Papaya
Iron 0.13mg 0.25mg Papaya
Magnesium 10mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 21mg 10mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 182mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 8mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.08mg Papaya
Copper 0.169mg 0.045mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin E mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D IU 0IU Papaya
Vitamin D µg 0µg Papaya
Vitamin C 84mg 60.9mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.023mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.027mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.357mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 mg 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 mg 0.038mg Papaya
Folate µg 37µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan mg 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine 0.034mg 0.011mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.008mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg 0.016mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.025mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg 0.002mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.009mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg 0.01mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.005mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.081g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.058g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Papaya
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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
11%
Papaya
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.