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Papaya vs Common fig - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Papaya and Common fig

  • Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, and Folate, yet Common fig is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Papaya covers your daily Vitamin C needs 65% more than Common fig.
  • Papaya contains 6 times more Folate than Common fig. While Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, Common fig contains only 6µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Papaya is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Papayas, raw and Figs, 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 Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
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 14% 11% 21% 13% 24% 5% 6% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
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
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +2945%
Contains more Vitamin A +569%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Folate +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%
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 7% 9% 3% 0% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 0% 12% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2945%
Contains more Vitamin A +569%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Folate +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +80.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Common fig Opinion
Calories 43kcal 74kcal Common fig
Protein 0.47g 0.75g Common fig
Fats 0.26g 0.3g Common fig
Vitamin C 60.9mg 2mg Papaya
Net carbs 9.12g 16.28g Common fig
Carbs 10.82g 19.18g Common fig
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.25mg 0.37mg Common fig
Calcium 20mg 35mg Common fig
Potassium 182mg 232mg Common fig
Magnesium 21mg 17mg Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 16.26g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 2.9g Common fig
Copper 0.045mg 0.07mg Common fig
Zinc 0.08mg 0.15mg Common fig
Starch 0g g Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 14mg Common fig
Sodium 8mg 1mg Common fig
Vitamin A 950IU 142IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.11mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.06mg Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.05mg Common fig
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.4mg Common fig
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.3mg Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.113mg Common fig
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 4.7µg Common fig
Folate 37µg 6µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.06g Common fig
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.066g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.144g Common fig
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.006mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg 0.024mg Common fig
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.023mg Common fig
Leucine 0.016mg 0.033mg Common fig
Lysine 0.025mg 0.03mg Common fig
Methionine 0.002mg 0.006mg Common fig
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.018mg Common fig
Valine 0.01mg 0.028mg Common fig
Histidine 0.005mg 0.011mg Common fig
Fructose 3.73g g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya Common fig
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
9
Common fig
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
11
Common fig

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
5%
Common fig
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
19%
Common fig
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Common fig

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common fig
Common fig contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Common fig
Common fig is relatively richer in minerals
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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/nutrients
  2. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.