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Papaya vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Grapefruit different?

  • Papaya is higher than Grapefruit in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 33% more than Grapefruit.
  • Papaya contains 3 times more Folate than Grapefruit. Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, while Grapefruit contains 13µg.

Papayas, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas 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
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Calcium - 22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 7% 12% 7% 11% 2% 8% 0%
Contains more Iron +212.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +40.6%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Calcium - 22

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
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 105% 69% 3% 0% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin C +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 43kcal 42kcal Papaya
Protein 0.47g 0.77g Grapefruit
Fats 0.26g 0.14g Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9mg 31.2mg Papaya
Net carbs 9.12g 9.06g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 10.66g Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.25mg 0.08mg Papaya
Calcium 20mg 22mg Grapefruit
Potassium 182mg 135mg Papaya
Magnesium 21mg 9mg Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 1.7g 1.6g Papaya
Copper 0.045mg 0.032mg Papaya
Zinc 0.08mg 0.07mg Papaya
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 10mg 18mg Grapefruit
Sodium 8mg 0mg Grapefruit
Vitamin A 950IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.13mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.031mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.204mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.262mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.053mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Papaya
Folate 37µg 13µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.02g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.036g Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.008mg
Threonine 0.011mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Leucine 0.016mg 0.015mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg 0.019mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg 0.007mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.01mg 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.005mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Fructose 3.73g 1.77g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Grapefruit
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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
6
Grapefruit

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%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.