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Mandarin orange vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mandarin orange and Longan

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Copper and Vitamin B2 in Longan is higher than in Mandarin orange.
  • Longan covers your daily Vitamin C needs 64% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Longan has 37 times less Calcium than Mandarin orange. Mandarin orange has 37mg of Calcium, while Longan has 1mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Longans, 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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Longan
Contains more Iron +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Potassium +60.2%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 21
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Contains more Iron +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Potassium +60.2%
Contains more Copper +302.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 21

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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Longan
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +288.9%
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 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +288.9%

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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
13
Longan

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
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
0%
Longan

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 Longan
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Longan
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 is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (difference - 10.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
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.

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 Longan Opinion
Calories 53 60 Longan
Protein 0.81 1.31 Longan
Fats 0.31 0.1 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 26.7 84 Longan
Carbs 13.34 15.14 Longan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15 0.13 Mandarin orange
Calcium 37 1 Mandarin orange
Potassium 166 266 Longan
Magnesium 12 10 Mandarin orange
Sugars 10.58 Longan
Fiber 1.8 1.1 Mandarin orange
Copper 0.042 0.169 Longan
Zinc 0.07 0.05 Mandarin orange
Starch 0 Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 20 21 Longan
Sodium 2 0 Longan
Vitamin A 681 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.031 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036 0.14 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.376 0.3 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Mandarin orange
Folate 16 Mandarin orange
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.002 Mandarin orange
Threonine 0.016 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.017 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.028 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.032 0.046 Longan
Methionine 0.002 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.018 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.021 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.011 0.012 Longan
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. 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.