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Papaya vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Papaya and Lychee

  • Papaya has more Folate, however Lychee is richer in Vitamin C, Copper and Vitamin A.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 12% more than Papaya.
  • Lychee has 3 times less Folate than Papaya. Papaya has 37µg of Folate, while Lychee has 14µg.
  • Papaya contains less Sugars.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Papayas, raw and Litchis, 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
4
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4
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Iron +24%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +210%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 171
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Iron +24%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +210%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 171

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
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4
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
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 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%

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
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
13
Lychee

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
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Papaya
2%
Lychee

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya Lychee
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 - 7.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Lychee Opinion
Calories 43 66 Lychee
Protein 0.47 0.83 Lychee
Fats 0.26 0.44 Lychee
Vitamin C 60.9 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 10.82 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.31 Lychee
Calcium 20 5 Papaya
Potassium 182 171 Papaya
Magnesium 21 10 Papaya
Sugars 7.82 15.23 Papaya
Fiber 1.7 1.3 Papaya
Copper 0.045 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.08 0.07 Papaya
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 31 Lychee
Sodium 8 1 Lychee
Vitamin A 950 0 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 0.07 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.011 Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.191 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 0.4 Papaya
Folate 37 14 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.099 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.008 0.007 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.002 0.009 Lychee
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 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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.