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Papaya vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Papaya and Orange?

  • Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, yet Orange is richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Papaya has 2 times more Magnesium than Orange. Papaya has 21mg of Magnesium, while Orange has 10mg.

We used Papayas, raw and Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties 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
4
:
3
Orange
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 181
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 181
Equal in Copper - 0.045

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
:
4
Orange
Contains more Vitamin C +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
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 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%

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 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 Orange Opinion
Calories 43kcal 47kcal Orange
Protein 0.47g 0.94g Orange
Fats 0.26g 0.12g Papaya
Vitamin C 60.9mg 53.2mg Papaya
Net carbs 9.12g 9.35g Orange
Carbs 10.82g 11.75g Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.25mg 0.1mg Papaya
Calcium 20mg 40mg Orange
Potassium 182mg 181mg Papaya
Magnesium 21mg 10mg Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 9.35g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 2.4g Orange
Copper 0.045mg 0.045mg
Zinc 0.08mg 0.07mg Papaya
Starch 0g g Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 14mg Orange
Sodium 8mg 0mg Orange
Vitamin A 950IU 225IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.18mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.087mg Orange
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.04mg Orange
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.282mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.25mg Orange
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.06mg Orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Papaya
Folate 37µg 30µg Papaya
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.015g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.023g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.025g Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.009mg Orange
Threonine 0.011mg 0.015mg Orange
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.025mg Orange
Leucine 0.016mg 0.023mg Orange
Lysine 0.025mg 0.047mg Orange
Methionine 0.002mg 0.02mg Orange
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.031mg Orange
Valine 0.01mg 0.04mg Orange
Histidine 0.005mg 0.018mg Orange
Fructose 3.73g g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
24
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
8
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
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
12%
Orange
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Orange

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.53g)
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?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.066g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Orange
Orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.