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Papaya vs Cooking plantain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Papaya and Cooking plantain

  • Papaya has more Vitamin C, however Cooking plantain is higher in Vitamin B6 and Potassium.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 47% more than Cooking plantain.
  • Papaya has 2 times more Folate than Cooking plantain. While Papaya has 37µg of Folate, Cooking plantain has only 22µg.
  • Papaya has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Papayas, raw and Plantains, 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
Papaya
1
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Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.2%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 1% 45% 27% 27% 4% 15% 1%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.2%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +240%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 +231%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Folate +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +686.8%
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 62% 68% 3% 0% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 0% 2% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +231%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Folate +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +686.8%

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
28
Papaya
23
Cooking plantain
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
17
Cooking plantain

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
3%
Papaya
8%
Cooking plantain
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
32%
Cooking plantain
Fats
1%
Papaya
2%
Cooking plantain

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.
Papaya Cooking plantain
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Cooking plantain
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 - 7.18g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain 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 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 Papaya Cooking plantain Opinion
Calories 43 122 Cooking plantain
Protein 0.47 1.3 Cooking plantain
Fats 0.26 0.37 Cooking plantain
Vitamin C 60.9 18.4 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 31.89 Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.6 Cooking plantain
Calcium 20 3 Papaya
Potassium 182 499 Cooking plantain
Magnesium 21 37 Cooking plantain
Sugars 7.82 15 Papaya
Fiber 1.7 2.3 Cooking plantain
Copper 0.045 0.081 Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.08 0.14 Cooking plantain
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 34 Cooking plantain
Sodium 8 4 Cooking plantain
Vitamin A 950 1127 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.3 0.14 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.052 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.054 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.686 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.26 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.299 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 0.7 Papaya
Folate 37 22 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.143 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.032 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.069 Cooking plantain
Tryptophan 0.008 0.015 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.011 0.034 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.008 0.036 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.016 0.059 Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.025 0.06 Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.002 0.017 Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.009 0.044 Cooking plantain
Valine 0.01 0.046 Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.005 0.064 Cooking plantain
Fructose 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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/nutrients
  2. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.