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Papaya vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Papaya and Mandarin orange

  • Papaya is richer than Mandarin orange in Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 38% higher.
  • Papaya contains 2 times more Folate than Mandarin orange. Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, while Mandarin orange contains 16µg.
  • Papaya contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Papayas, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Potassium - 166
Equal in Copper - 0.042
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 12% 15% 9% 14% 2% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Potassium - 166
Equal in Copper - 0.042

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 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.376
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 89% 41% 4% 0% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 0% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.376

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
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
8
Mandarin orange

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%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Mandarin orange

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

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Papaya Mandarin orange
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 lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.76g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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 Mandarin orange Opinion
Calories 43 53 Mandarin orange
Protein 0.47 0.81 Mandarin orange
Fats 0.26 0.31 Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 60.9 26.7 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 13.34 Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.15 Papaya
Calcium 20 37 Mandarin orange
Potassium 182 166 Papaya
Magnesium 21 12 Papaya
Sugar 7.82 10.58 Papaya
Fiber 1.7 1.8 Mandarin orange
Copper 0.045 0.042 Papaya
Zinc 0.08 0.07 Papaya
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 10 20 Mandarin orange
Sodium 8 2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin A 950 681 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 0.2 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.058 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.036 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.376 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.216 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.078 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 0 Papaya
Folate 37 16 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.039 Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.06 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.065 Mandarin orange
Tryptophan 0.008 0.002 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 0.016 Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.008 0.017 Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.016 0.028 Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.025 0.032 Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002 0.002
Phenylalanine 0.009 0.018 Mandarin orange
Valine 0.01 0.021 Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.005 0.011 Mandarin orange
Fructose 3.73 2.4 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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.