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Nectarine vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Nectarine and Papaya?

  • Papaya is richer than Nectarine in Vitamin C and Folate.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 62% more.
  • Nectarine has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Papaya. While Nectarine has 1.125mg of Vitamin B3, Papaya has only 0.357mg.

We used Nectarines, raw and Papayas, raw types in this article.

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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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Papaya
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +160%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 2% 18% 7% 29% 5% 12% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +160%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Equal in Potassium - 182

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 E +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1027.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52%
Contains more Vitamin K +18.2%
Contains more Folate +640%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.191
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 19% 20% 16% 0% 9% 7% 22% 12% 6% 0% 6% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin E +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1027.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52%
Contains more Vitamin K +18.2%
Contains more Folate +640%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.191

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
10
Nectarine
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
10
Nectarine
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 the food
Protein
6%
Nectarine
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
11%
Nectarine
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Nectarine
1%
Papaya

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.
Nectarine Papaya
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nectarine Papaya
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?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sugars (difference - 0.069999999999999g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nectarine
Nectarine contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nectarine
Nectarine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nectarine
Nectarine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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 Nectarine Papaya Opinion
Calories 44 43 Nectarine
Protein 1.06 0.47 Nectarine
Fats 0.32 0.26 Nectarine
Vitamin C 5.4 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 10.55 10.82 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.25 Nectarine
Calcium 6 20 Papaya
Potassium 201 182 Nectarine
Magnesium 9 21 Papaya
Sugars 7.89 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 1.7 1.7
Copper 0.086 0.045 Nectarine
Zinc 0.17 0.08 Nectarine
Starch 0.07 0 Nectarine
Phosphorus 26 10 Nectarine
Sodium 0 8 Nectarine
Vitamin A 332 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.77 0.3 Nectarine
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.023 Nectarine
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.027
Vitamin B3 1.125 0.357 Nectarine
Vitamin B5 0.185 0.191 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.025 0.038 Papaya
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 2.6 Papaya
Folate 5 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.081 Nectarine
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.072 Nectarine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.058 Nectarine
Tryptophan 0.005 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.009 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.009 0.008 Nectarine
Leucine 0.014 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.016 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.006 0.002 Nectarine
Phenylalanine 0.021 0.009 Nectarine
Valine 0.013 0.01 Nectarine
Histidine 0.008 0.005 Nectarine
Fructose 1.37 3.73 Papaya

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. Nectarine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169914/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.