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Orange vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Orange and Longan

  • Orange has more Fiber, however Longan is richer in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 34% more.
  • Orange contains 40 times more Calcium than Longan. Orange contains 40mg of Calcium, while Longan contains 1mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 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
Orange
2
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4
Longan
Contains more Calcium +3900%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +47%
Contains more Copper +275.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Contains more Calcium +3900%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +47%
Contains more Copper +275.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

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
Orange
8
:
3
Longan
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 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% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.3

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.
Orange Longan
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Orange Longan Opinion
Net carbs 9.35g 14.04g Longan
Protein 0.94g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.12g 0.1g Orange
Carbs 11.75g 15.14g Longan
Calories 47kcal 60kcal Longan
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.35g g Longan
Fiber 2.4g 1.1g Orange
Calcium 40mg 1mg Orange
Iron 0.1mg 0.13mg Longan
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 14mg 21mg Longan
Potassium 181mg 266mg Longan
Sodium 0mg 0mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.05mg Orange
Copper 0.045mg 0.169mg Longan
Vitamin A 225IU IU Orange
Vitamin E 0.18mg mg Orange
Vitamin D 0IU IU Orange
Vitamin D 0µg µg Orange
Vitamin C 53.2mg 84mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.031mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.282mg 0.3mg Longan
Vitamin B5 0.25mg mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06mg mg Orange
Folate 30µg µg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Orange
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Orange
Threonine 0.015mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.025mg 0.026mg Longan
Leucine 0.023mg 0.054mg Longan
Lysine 0.047mg 0.046mg Orange
Methionine 0.02mg 0.013mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031mg 0.03mg Orange
Valine 0.04mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.018mg 0.012mg Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.015g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g g Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025g g Orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange Longan
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
24
Orange
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
8
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 food.
Protein
6%
Orange
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Orange
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.015g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
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.

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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.