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Papaya vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Longan different?

  • Longan is higher than Papaya in Vitamin C, Copper and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan covers your daily need of Vitamin C 26% more than Papaya.
  • Papaya contains 2 times more Magnesium than Longan. Papaya contains 21mg of Magnesium, while Longan contains 10mg.

Papayas, raw and Longans, raw 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
4
:
4
Longan
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +275.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +110%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Potassium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +275.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +110%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
8
:
3
Longan
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.5%
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 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.5%

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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
13
Longan

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%
Longan
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Papaya
0%
Longan

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Longan
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 - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (difference - 7.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Longan Opinion
Calories 43 60 Longan
Protein 0.47 1.31 Longan
Fats 0.26 0.1 Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9 84 Longan
Carbs 10.82 15.14 Longan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Iron 0.25 0.13 Papaya
Calcium 20 1 Papaya
Potassium 182 266 Longan
Magnesium 21 10 Papaya
Sugars 7.82 Longan
Fiber 1.7 1.1 Papaya
Copper 0.045 0.169 Longan
Zinc 0.08 0.05 Papaya
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 21 Longan
Sodium 8 0 Longan
Vitamin A 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.031 Longan
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.14 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038 Papaya
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 Papaya
Folate 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.008 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.016 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.025 0.046 Longan
Methionine 0.002 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.009 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.01 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.005 0.012 Longan
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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.