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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
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.1%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.1%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.47g 0.81g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.26g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 10.82g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 43kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 3.73g 2.4g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 10.58g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 20mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.25mg 0.15mg Papaya
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 182mg 166mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg 2mg Mandarin orange
Zinc 0.08mg 0.07mg Papaya
Copper 0.045mg 0.042mg Papaya
Vitamin A 950IU 681IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.2mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg 26.7mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.216mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 37µg 16µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.002mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine 0.016mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.025mg 0.032mg Mandarin orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.002mg
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.01mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.005mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.039g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.06g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.065g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya Mandarin orange
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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

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.

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.