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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 Sugar.

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
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +60.7%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Potassium - 200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 14% 8% 6% 18% 1% 3% 10%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +60.7%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1803.1%
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 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 35% 15% 0% 11% 12% 0% 28% 14% 25% 3% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1803.1%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Naranjilla Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 4.8g Papaya
Protein 0.47g 0.44g Papaya
Fats 0.26g 0.22g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 5.9g Papaya
Calories 43kcal 25kcal Papaya
Starch 0g g Papaya
Fructose 3.73g 1.04g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 3.74g Naranjilla
Fiber 1.7g 1.1g Papaya
Calcium 20mg 8mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.35mg Naranjilla
Magnesium 21mg 11mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 12mg Naranjilla
Potassium 182mg 200mg Naranjilla
Sodium 8mg 4mg Naranjilla
Zinc 0.08mg 0.1mg Naranjilla
Copper 0.045mg 0.028mg Papaya
Vitamin A 950IU 568IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.75mg Naranjilla
Vitamin D 0IU IU Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg µg Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9mg 3.2mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.045mg Naranjilla
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0mg Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 1.45mg Naranjilla
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.22mg Naranjilla
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.107mg Naranjilla
Folate 37µg 3µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Papaya
Vitamin K 2.6µg 14.6µg Naranjilla
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg mg Naranjilla
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g g Naranjilla
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Naranjilla
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
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 food.
Protein
3%
Papaya
3%
Naranjilla
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
6%
Naranjilla
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Naranjilla

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Naranjilla
Naranjilla is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
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?
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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.
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. 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.