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Mandarin orange vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mandarin orange and Papaya

  • Papaya is richer than Mandarin orange in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 38% higher.

Food types used in this article are Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Papayas, 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 +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Calcium +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Equal in Copper - 0.045

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.1%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357
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 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.1%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.357

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 Papaya
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Papaya Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 9.12g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.81g 0.47g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.31g 0.26g Mandarin orange
Carbs 13.34g 10.82g Mandarin orange
Calories 53kcal 43kcal Mandarin orange
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 2.4g 3.73g Papaya
Sugar 10.58g 7.82g Papaya
Fiber 1.8g 1.7g Mandarin orange
Calcium 37mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.25mg Papaya
Magnesium 12mg 21mg Papaya
Phosphorus 20mg 10mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 166mg 182mg Papaya
Sodium 2mg 8mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.07mg 0.08mg Papaya
Copper 0.042mg 0.045mg Papaya
Vitamin A 681IU 950IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.3mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 60.9mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.023mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.027mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.357mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.191mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.038mg Mandarin orange
Folate 16µg 37µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.6µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine 0.016mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.008mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.028mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.032mg 0.025mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.002mg
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.009mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.021mg 0.01mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.011mg 0.005mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.081g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.072g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.058g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange Papaya
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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.76g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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

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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.