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Papaya vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Pear different?

  • Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin A RAE, while Pear is higher in Fiber.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 63% more than Pear.
  • Papaya contains 47 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pear. Papaya contains 47µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pear contains 1µg.
  • Papaya is lower in Sugar.

Papayas, raw and Pears, raw types were used in this article.

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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
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4
Pear
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
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% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +82.2%

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
9
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1
Pear
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +1316.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31%
Contains more Folate +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +69.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.026
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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +1316.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31%
Contains more Folate +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +69.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.026

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Pear Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 12.13g Pear
Protein 0.47g 0.36g Papaya
Fats 0.26g 0.14g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 15.23g Pear
Calories 43kcal 57kcal Pear
Starch 0g g Papaya
Fructose 3.73g 6.42g Pear
Sugar 7.82g 9.75g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 20mg 9mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.18mg Papaya
Magnesium 21mg 7mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 12mg Pear
Potassium 182mg 116mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.08mg 0.1mg Pear
Copper 0.045mg 0.082mg Pear
Vitamin A 950IU 25IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.12mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg 4.3mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.012mg Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.026mg Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.161mg Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.049mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.029mg Papaya
Folate 37µg 7µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.002mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg 0.011mg
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.011mg Pear
Leucine 0.016mg 0.019mg Pear
Lysine 0.025mg 0.017mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg 0.002mg
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.011mg Pear
Valine 0.01mg 0.017mg Pear
Histidine 0.005mg 0.002mg Papaya
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya Pear
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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
15%
Pear
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.059g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.93g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.