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Papaya vs Durian - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Durian different?

  • Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, while Durian is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 46% more than Durian.
  • Papaya contains 24 times more Vitamin A than Durian. Papaya contains 47µg of Vitamin A, while Durian contains 2µg.

Papayas, raw and Durian, raw or frozen types were 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
1
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7
Durian
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +72%
Contains more Potassium +139.6%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +360%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +290%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 39% 22% 69% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +72%
Contains more Potassium +139.6%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +360%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +290%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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
6
:
5
Durian
Contains more Vitamin C +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2059.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1526.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +731.6%
Equal in Folate - 36
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 66% 3% 0% 0% 94% 47% 21% 14% 73% 0% 0% 27%
Contains more Vitamin C +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2059.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1526.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +640.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +731.6%
Equal in Folate - 36

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
28
Durian
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
21
Durian

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
9%
Durian
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
27%
Durian
Fats
1%
Papaya
25%
Durian

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Papaya Durian
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 cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Durian
Durian is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Durian
Durian contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Durian
Durian is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Durian
Durian is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Durian
Durian 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Durian Opinion
Calories 43 147 Durian
Protein 0.47 1.47 Durian
Fats 0.26 5.33 Durian
Vitamin C 60.9 19.7 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 27.09 Durian
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Iron 0.25 0.43 Durian
Calcium 20 6 Papaya
Potassium 182 436 Durian
Magnesium 21 30 Durian
Sugar 7.82 Durian
Fiber 1.7 3.8 Durian
Copper 0.045 0.207 Durian
Zinc 0.08 0.28 Durian
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 39 Durian
Sodium 8 2 Durian
Vitamin A 950 44 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.374 Durian
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.2 Durian
Vitamin B3 0.357 1.074 Durian
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.23 Durian
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.316 Durian
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 Papaya
Folate 37 36 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 Durian
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
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 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. Durian - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168192/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.