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Mandarin orange vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mandarin orange and Lychee

  • Mandarin orange has less Vitamin C and Copper.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 50% more.
  • Mandarin orange has 7 times more Calcium than Lychee. Mandarin orange has 37mg of Calcium, while Lychee has 5mg.
  • Mandarin orange is lower in Sugars.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Litchis, 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
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5
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +55%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 171
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +55%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 171
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

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
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5
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +427.3%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +427.3%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
17
Mandarin orange
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
13
Lychee

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 the food
Protein
5%
Mandarin orange
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mandarin orange Lychee
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Mandarin orange Lychee
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sugars (difference - 4.65g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mandarin orange Lychee Opinion
Calories 53 66 Lychee
Protein 0.81 0.83 Lychee
Fats 0.31 0.44 Lychee
Vitamin C 26.7 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 13.34 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.15 0.31 Lychee
Calcium 37 5 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 171 Lychee
Magnesium 12 10 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.58 15.23 Mandarin orange
Fiber 1.8 1.3 Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 0.07
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20 31 Lychee
Sodium 2 1 Lychee
Vitamin A 681 0 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 0.07 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.011 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.216 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.4 Lychee
Folate 16 14 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.099 Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.002 0.007 Lychee
Threonine 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.002 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4 Mandarin orange

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.