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Longan vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Longan and Pear

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however Pear has more Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Longan is 89% higher.
  • Pear has 5 times less Vitamin B2 than Longan. Longan has 0.14mg of Vitamin B2, while Pear has 0.026mg.

Food types used in this article are Longans, raw and Pears, 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
Longan
5
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3
Pear
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +106.1%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +129.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +106.1%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%

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
4
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7
Pear
Contains more Vitamin C +1853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +438.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +1853.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +438.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Pear Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 12.13g Longan
Protein 1.31g 0.36g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.14g Pear
Carbs 15.14g 15.23g Pear
Calories 60kcal 57kcal Longan
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.42g Pear
Sugar g 9.75g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 1mg 9mg Pear
Iron 0.13mg 0.18mg Pear
Magnesium 10mg 7mg Longan
Phosphorus 21mg 12mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 116mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 1mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.1mg Pear
Copper 0.169mg 0.082mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 25IU Pear
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pear
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pear
Vitamin C 84mg 4.3mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.012mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.026mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.161mg Longan
Vitamin B5 mg 0.049mg Pear
Vitamin B6 mg 0.029mg Pear
Folate µg 7µg Pear
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Pear
Threonine 0.034mg 0.011mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.011mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg 0.019mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg 0.017mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg 0.002mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.011mg Longan
Valine 0.058mg 0.017mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.002mg Longan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.022g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan Pear
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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
15%
Pear
Fats
0%
Longan
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.75g)
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 - 0.022g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.