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Papaya vs Sapodilla - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Sapodilla different?

  • Papaya is higher in Vitamin C and Folate, however Sapodilla is richer in Fiber and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Papaya is 51% higher.
  • Papaya contains 3 times more Folate than Sapodilla. While Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, Sapodilla contains only 14µg.

Papayas, raw and Sapodilla, raw are the varieties 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
2
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Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Equal in Calcium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 193
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 7% 18% 9% 29% 3% 6% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Equal in Calcium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 193

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
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037
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 49% 4% 0% 0% 0% 5% 4% 16% 9% 0% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Folate +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037

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
8
Sapodilla
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
13
Sapodilla

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%
Sapodilla
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
20%
Sapodilla
Fats
1%
Papaya
5%
Sapodilla

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Papaya Sapodilla
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 contains less Sugars?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla contains less Sugars (difference - 7.82g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sapodilla
Sapodilla is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Sapodilla Opinion
Calories 43 83 Sapodilla
Protein 0.47 0.44 Papaya
Fats 0.26 1.1 Sapodilla
Vitamin C 60.9 14.7 Papaya
Carbs 10.82 19.96 Sapodilla
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Iron 0.25 0.8 Sapodilla
Calcium 20 21 Sapodilla
Potassium 182 193 Sapodilla
Magnesium 21 12 Papaya
Sugars 7.82 Sapodilla
Fiber 1.7 5.3 Sapodilla
Copper 0.045 0.086 Sapodilla
Zinc 0.08 0.1 Sapodilla
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 10 12 Sapodilla
Sodium 8 12 Papaya
Vitamin A 950 60 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023 0 Papaya
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.02 Papaya
Vitamin B3 0.357 0.2 Papaya
Vitamin B5 0.191 0.252 Sapodilla
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.037 Papaya
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.6 Papaya
Folate 37 14 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.081 0.194 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072 0.521 Sapodilla
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058 0.011 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.008 0.005 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 0.012 Sapodilla
Isoleucine 0.008 0.015 Sapodilla
Leucine 0.016 0.024 Sapodilla
Lysine 0.025 0.039 Sapodilla
Methionine 0.002 0.003 Sapodilla
Phenylalanine 0.009 0.013 Sapodilla
Valine 0.01 0.016 Sapodilla
Histidine 0.005 0.016 Sapodilla
Fructose 3.73 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. Sapodilla - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167759/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.