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Loquat vs. Longan — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Loquat and Longan?

  • Loquat has less Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2 than Longan.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 92% higher.
  • Loquat has 2 times more Fiber than Longan. Loquat has 1.7g of Fiber, while Longan has 1.1g.

We used Loquats, raw and Longans, raw types in this comparison.

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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
6
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2
Longan
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Manganese +184.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +322.5%
Equal in Potassium - 266
Equal in Zinc - 0.05
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 12% 24% 1% 2% 14% 20% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57% 7% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Manganese +184.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +322.5%
Equal in Potassium - 266
Equal in Zinc - 0.05

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
3
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4
Longan
Contains more Vitamin C +8300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.7%
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% 4% 5% 6% 4% 0% 24% 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% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +8300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Loquat
2
:
3
Longan
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Protein +204.7%
Contains more Carbs +24.7%
Contains more Other +40%
Equal in Water - 82.75
12% 87%
Protein: 0.43 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 12.14 g
Water: 86.73 g
Other: 0.5 g
15% 83%
Protein: 1.31 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.14 g
Water: 82.75 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Protein +204.7%
Contains more Carbs +24.7%
Contains more Other +40%
Equal in Water - 82.75

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Loquat Longan Opinion
Net carbs 10.44g 14.04g Longan
Protein 0.43g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Loquat
Carbs 12.14g 15.14g Longan
Calories 47kcal 60kcal Longan
Fiber 1.7g 1.1g Loquat
Calcium 16mg 1mg Loquat
Iron 0.28mg 0.13mg Loquat
Magnesium 13mg 10mg Loquat
Phosphorus 27mg 21mg Loquat
Potassium 266mg 266mg
Sodium 1mg 0mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.05mg
Copper 0.04mg 0.169mg Longan
Manganese 0.148mg 0.052mg Loquat
Selenium 0.6µg Loquat
Vitamin A 1528IU Loquat
Vitamin A RAE 76µg Loquat
Vitamin C 1mg 84mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.019mg 0.031mg Longan
Vitamin B2 0.024mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.18mg 0.3mg Longan
Vitamin B6 0.1mg Loquat
Folate 14µg Loquat
Tryptophan 0.005mg Loquat
Threonine 0.015mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.015mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.026mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.023mg 0.046mg Longan
Methionine 0.004mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.014mg 0.03mg Longan
Valine 0.021mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.007mg 0.012mg Longan
Saturated Fat 0.04g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g Loquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g Loquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Loquat Longan
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
25%
Longan
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Loquat
11%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Loquat
Loquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Loquat
Loquat is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Loquat
Loquat is relatively richer in minerals
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 - 0.04g)
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 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

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.