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Papaya vs Guava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Papaya and Guava

  • Guava is higher than Papaya in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B5.
  • Guava covers your daily Vitamin C needs 186% more than Papaya.

Food varieties used in this article are Papayas, raw and Guavas, common, 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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7
Guava
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Copper +411.1%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Magnesium - 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 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Copper +411.1%
Contains more Zinc +187.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Magnesium - 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
1
:
8
Guava
Contains more Vitamin A +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +274.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +189.5%
Contains more Folate +32.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6
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 761% 38% 15% 0% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 0% 7% 37%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +274.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +189.5%
Contains more Folate +32.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.6

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
80
Guava
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
21
Guava

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
15%
Guava
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
14%
Guava
Fats
1%
Papaya
4%
Guava

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 Guava
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya Guava
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 - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.191g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Guava
Guava contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Guava Opinion
Calories 43 68 Guava
Protein 0.47 2.55 Guava
Fats 0.26 0.95 Guava
Vitamin C 60.9 228.3 Guava
Carbs 10.82 14.32 Guava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.26 Guava
Calcium 20 18 Papaya
Potassium 182 417 Guava
Magnesium 21 22 Guava
Sugars 7.82 8.92 Papaya
Fiber 1.7 5.4 Guava
Copper 0.045 0.23 Guava
Zinc 0.08 0.23 Guava
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 40 Guava
Sodium 8 2 Guava
Vitamin A 950 624 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 0.73 Guava
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.067 Guava
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.04 Guava
Vitamin B3 0.357 1.084 Guava
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.451 Guava
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.11 Guava
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 2.6
Folate 37 49 Guava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.272 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.087 Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.401 Guava
Tryptophan 0.008 0.022 Guava
Threonine 0.011 0.096 Guava
Isoleucine 0.008 0.093 Guava
Leucine 0.016 0.171 Guava
Lysine 0.025 0.072 Guava
Methionine 0.002 0.016 Guava
Phenylalanine 0.009 0.006 Papaya
Valine 0.01 0.087 Guava
Histidine 0.005 0.022 Guava
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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.