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Longan vs Purple mangosteen - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Longan and Purple mangosteen different?

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Potassium than Purple mangosteen.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Longan is 90% higher.
  • Longan contains 6 times more Potassium than Purple mangosteen. While Longan contains 266mg of Potassium, Purple mangosteen contains only 48mg.

Longans, raw and Mangosteen, canned, syrup pack are the varieties 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
Contains more Phosphorus +162.5%
Contains more Potassium +454.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Calcium +1100%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +320%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 12% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6% 24%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.5%
Contains more Potassium +454.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +144.9%
Contains more Calcium +1100%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +320%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +2796.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.286
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 3% 0% 0% 10% 14% 13% 6% 2% 5% 24% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +2796.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.286

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Purple mangosteen Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 16.11g Purple mangosteen
Protein 1.31g 0.41g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.58g Purple mangosteen
Carbs 15.14g 17.91g Purple mangosteen
Calories 60kcal 73kcal Purple mangosteen
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 1.1g 1.8g Purple mangosteen
Calcium 1mg 12mg Purple mangosteen
Iron 0.13mg 0.3mg Purple mangosteen
Magnesium 10mg 13mg Purple mangosteen
Phosphorus 21mg 8mg Longan
Potassium 266mg 48mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 7mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.21mg Purple mangosteen
Copper 0.169mg 0.069mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 35IU Purple mangosteen
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Purple mangosteen
Vitamin D µg 0µg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin C 84mg 2.9mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.054mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.054mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.286mg Longan
Vitamin B5 mg 0.032mg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B6 mg 0.018mg Purple mangosteen
Folate µg 31µg Purple mangosteen
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine 0.034mg mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Longan
Leucine 0.054mg mg Longan
Lysine 0.046mg mg Longan
Methionine 0.013mg mg 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 g
Monounsaturated Fat g g
Polyunsaturated fat g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Longan Purple mangosteen
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
6
Purple mangosteen
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
8
Purple mangosteen

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%
Purple mangosteen
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
18%
Purple mangosteen
Fats
0%
Longan
3%
Purple mangosteen

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Longan
Longan is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
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. Purple mangosteen - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169090/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.