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Papaya vs Naranjilla - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Papaya and Naranjilla?

  • Papaya is richer in Vitamin C and Folate, yet Naranjilla is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 64% higher.
  • Papaya has 12 times more Folate than Naranjilla. Papaya has 37µg of Folate, while Naranjilla has 3µg.
  • Naranjilla contains less Sugars.

We used Papayas, raw and Naranjilla (lulo) pulp, frozen, unsweetened types in this comparison.

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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
3
:
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +60.7%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 200
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 3% 18% 8% 10% 3% 6% 1%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +60.7%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 200

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1803.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +306.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +461.5%
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 11% 35% 15% 0% 12% 0% 28% 14% 25% 0% 37% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1803.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +306.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +461.5%

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
15
Naranjilla
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
7
Naranjilla

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
3%
Naranjilla
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
6%
Naranjilla
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Naranjilla

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Naranjilla
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 - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla contains less Sugars (difference - 4.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
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 Naranjilla Opinion
Calories 43 25 Papaya
Protein 0.47 0.44 Papaya
Fats 0.26 0.22 Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9 3.2 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 5.9 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 Naranjilla
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Iron 0.25 0.35 Naranjilla
Calcium 20 8 Papaya
Potassium 182 200 Naranjilla
Magnesium 21 11 Papaya
Sugars 7.82 3.74 Naranjilla
Fiber 1.7 1.1 Papaya
Copper 0.045 0.028 Papaya
Zinc 0.08 0.1 Naranjilla
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 12 Naranjilla
Sodium 8 4 Naranjilla
Vitamin A 950 568 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 0.75 Naranjilla
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.045 Naranjilla
Vitamin B2 0.027 0 Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357 1.45 Naranjilla
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.22 Naranjilla
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.107 Naranjilla
Vitamin B12 0 Papaya
Vitamin K 2.6 14.6 Naranjilla
Folate 37 3 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 Naranjilla
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
Fructose 3.73 1.04 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. Naranjilla - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167790/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.