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Papaya vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Cherry different?

  • Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, however Cherry is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 57% higher.
  • Papaya contains 5 times more Folate than Cherry. While Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, Cherry contains only 8µg.

Papayas, raw and Cherries, sour, red, raw are the varieties used 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
3
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5
Cherry
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Equal in Potassium - 173
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +131.1%
Equal in Potassium - 173

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
5
:
5
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +509%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.6%
Contains more Folate +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%

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 Cherry
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Cherry Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 10.58g Cherry
Protein 0.47g 1g Cherry
Fats 0.26g 0.3g Cherry
Carbs 10.82g 12.18g Cherry
Calories 43kcal 50kcal Cherry
Starch 0g g Papaya
Fructose 3.73g 3.51g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 8.49g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 1.6g Papaya
Calcium 20mg 16mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.32mg Cherry
Magnesium 21mg 9mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 15mg Cherry
Potassium 182mg 173mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg 3mg Cherry
Zinc 0.08mg 0.1mg Cherry
Copper 0.045mg 0.104mg Cherry
Vitamin A 950IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.07mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg 10mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.03mg Cherry
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.04mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.4mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.143mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.044mg Cherry
Folate 37µg 8µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 2.1µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.068g Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.09g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Cherry
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
28
Papaya
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
10
Cherry

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
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
12%
Cherry
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
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.
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/nutrients
  2. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.