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Loquat vs. Lychee — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Loquat and Lychee different?

  • Loquat is richer in Vitamin A RAE, while Lychee is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Lychee covers your daily need of Vitamin C 78% more than Loquat.

Loquats, raw and Litchis, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Loquat
4
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4
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Manganese +169.1%
Contains more Iron +10.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.8%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +270%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.8% 11% 9.3% 12% 23% 0.13% 1.4% 13% 19% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 12% 7.1% 13% 15% 0.13% 1.9% 49% 7.2% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Manganese +169.1%
Contains more Iron +10.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.8%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +270%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Loquat
2
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7
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +7050%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +235%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 14
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 92% 0% 0% 3.3% 4.8% 5.5% 3.4% 0% 23% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1.4% 0% 238% 2.8% 15% 11% 0% 23% 11% 0% 3.9% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +7050%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +235%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 14

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Loquat
2
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3
Lychee
Contains more Other +13.6%
Contains more Protein +93%
Contains more Fats +120%
Contains more Carbs +36.2%
Equal in Water - 81.76
12% 87%
Protein: 0.43 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 12.14 g
Water: 86.73 g
Other: 0.5 g
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Other +13.6%
Contains more Protein +93%
Contains more Fats +120%
Contains more Carbs +36.2%
Equal in Water - 81.76

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Loquat
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2
Lychee
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +45.1%
29% 6% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.091 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +45.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Loquat Lychee
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Loquat Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 10.44g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 0.43g 0.83g Lychee
Fats 0.2g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 12.14g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 47kcal 66kcal Lychee
Sugar 15.23g Loquat
Fiber 1.7g 1.3g Loquat
Calcium 16mg 5mg Loquat
Iron 0.28mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 13mg 10mg Loquat
Phosphorus 27mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 266mg 171mg Loquat
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.05mg 0.07mg Lychee
Copper 0.04mg 0.148mg Lychee
Manganese 0.148mg 0.055mg Loquat
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 1528IU 0IU Loquat
Vitamin A RAE 76µg 0µg Loquat
Vitamin E 0.07mg Lychee
Vitamin C 1mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.019mg 0.011mg Loquat
Vitamin B2 0.024mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.18mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.1mg
Folate 14µg 14µg
Choline 7.1mg Lychee
Vitamin K 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine 0.015mg Loquat
Isoleucine 0.015mg Loquat
Leucine 0.026mg Loquat
Lysine 0.023mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.004mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.014mg Loquat
Valine 0.021mg Loquat
Histidine 0.007mg Loquat
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.099g Loquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Loquat Lychee
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Loquat
24%
Lychee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Loquat
11%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Loquat
Loquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Loquat
Loquat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.059g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Loquat
Loquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is cheaper?
Loquat
Loquat is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Loquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169908/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.