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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 Sugar.

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
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +55%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Equal in Potassium - 171
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +55%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
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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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
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 +∞%

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.
Mandarin orange Lychee
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 0.81g 0.83g Lychee
Fats 0.31g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 13.34g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 53kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch 0g g Mandarin orange
Fructose 2.4g g Mandarin orange
Sugar 10.58g 15.23g Mandarin orange
Fiber 1.8g 1.3g Mandarin orange
Calcium 37mg 5mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 166mg 171mg Lychee
Sodium 2mg 1mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.042mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 681IU 0IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.07mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.216mg mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate 16µg 14µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine 0.016mg mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.002mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.018mg mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.099g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.132g Lychee

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.