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Papaya vs Apricot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Papaya and Apricot?

  • Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, yet Apricot is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 57% more.
  • Papaya has 4 times more Folate than Apricot. While Papaya has 37µg of Folate, Apricot has only 9µg.

We used Papayas, raw and Apricots, 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
Papaya
2
:
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Iron +56%
Contains more Potassium +42.3%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 23% 8% 27% 6% 10% 1%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Iron +56%
Contains more Potassium +42.3%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%

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
Papaya
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Folate +311.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +26.9%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 34% 77% 18% 0% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 0% 9% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Folate +311.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +26.9%

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
28
Papaya
16
Apricot
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
11
Apricot

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
3%
Papaya
8%
Apricot
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
11%
Apricot
Fats
1%
Papaya
2%
Apricot

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

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Papaya Apricot
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 lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.054g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apricot
Apricot is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Apricot Opinion
Calories 43 48 Apricot
Protein 0.47 1.4 Apricot
Fats 0.26 0.39 Apricot
Vitamin C 60.9 10 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 11.12 Apricot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.39 Apricot
Calcium 20 13 Papaya
Potassium 182 259 Apricot
Magnesium 21 10 Papaya
Sugar 7.82 9.24 Papaya
Fiber 1.7 2 Apricot
Copper 0.045 0.078 Apricot
Zinc 0.08 0.2 Apricot
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 23 Apricot
Sodium 8 1 Apricot
Vitamin A 950 1279 Apricot
Vitamin E 0.3 0.89 Apricot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.03 Apricot
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.04 Apricot
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.6 Apricot
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.24 Apricot
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.054 Apricot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 3.3 Apricot
Folate 37 9 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.027 Apricot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.17 Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.077 Apricot
Tryptophan 0.008 0.015 Apricot
Threonine 0.011 0.047 Apricot
Isoleucine 0.008 0.041 Apricot
Leucine 0.016 0.077 Apricot
Lysine 0.025 0.097 Apricot
Methionine 0.002 0.006 Apricot
Phenylalanine 0.009 0.052 Apricot
Valine 0.01 0.047 Apricot
Histidine 0.005 0.027 Apricot
Fructose 3.73 0.94 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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/nutrients
  2. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/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.