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Papaya vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Papaya and Pineapple

  • Papaya has more Vitamin C, however Pineapple has more Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Manganese is 39% more.
  • Papaya has 2 times more Folate than Pineapple. Papaya has 37µg of Folate, while Pineapple has 18µg.
  • Papaya is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Papayas, raw and Pineapple, raw, all varieties.

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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 +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Contains more Iron +16%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +144.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Contains more Iron +16%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +144.4%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +1537.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.4%
Contains more Folate +105.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.7%
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1537.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.4%
Contains more Folate +105.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 11.72g Pineapple
Protein 0.47g 0.54g Pineapple
Fats 0.26g 0.12g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 13.12g Pineapple
Calories 43kcal 50kcal Pineapple
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 3.73g 2.12g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 9.85g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 1.4g Papaya
Calcium 20mg 13mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.29mg Pineapple
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 8mg Papaya
Potassium 182mg 109mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg 1mg Pineapple
Zinc 0.08mg 0.12mg Pineapple
Copper 0.045mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 950IU 58IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.02mg Papaya
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg 47.8mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.032mg Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.5mg Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.213mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.112mg Pineapple
Folate 37µg 18µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.7µg Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.005mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.019mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.016mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.025mg 0.026mg Pineapple
Methionine 0.002mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.021mg Pineapple
Valine 0.01mg 0.024mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.005mg 0.01mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.013g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.04g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Papaya Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
10
Pineapple

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%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
13%
Pineapple
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.072g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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.
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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.