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Papaya vs. Agave nectar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Agave nectar different?

  • Papaya is richer in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Potassium, while Agave nectar is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 49% more than Agave nectar.
  • Papaya contains 46 times more Potassium than Agave nectar. Papaya contains 182mg of Potassium, while Agave nectar contains 4mg.

Papayas, raw and Sweetener, syrup, agave 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +177.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2000%
Contains more Phosphorus +900%
Contains more Potassium +4450%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Manganese +700%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15% 6% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 10%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +177.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2000%
Contains more Phosphorus +900%
Contains more Potassium +4450%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Manganese +700%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Selenium +183.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Papaya
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Contains more Vitamin A +509%
Contains more Vitamin C +258.2%
Contains more Folate +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.8%
Contains more Choline +118%
Contains more Vitamin K +765.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 4% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 20% 0% 57% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 8% 57%
Contains more Vitamin A +509%
Contains more Vitamin C +258.2%
Contains more Folate +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.8%
Contains more Choline +118%
Contains more Vitamin K +765.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +422.2%
Contains more Water +283.9%
Contains more Other +160%
Contains more Fats +73.1%
Contains more Carbs +605.8%
11% 88%
Protein: 0.47 g
Fats: 0.26 g
Carbs: 10.82 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.39 g
76% 23%
Protein: 0.09 g
Fats: 0.45 g
Carbs: 76.37 g
Water: 22.94 g
Other: 0.15 g
Contains more Protein +422.2%
Contains more Water +283.9%
Contains more Other +160%
Contains more Fats +73.1%
Contains more Carbs +605.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +203.9%
Contains more Fructose +1390.6%
52% 48%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 4.09 g
Fructose: 3.73 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
18% 82%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 12.43 g
Fructose: 55.6 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +203.9%
Contains more Fructose +1390.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Papaya Agave nectar
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 Agave nectar Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 76.17g Agave nectar
Protein 0.47g 0.09g Papaya
Fats 0.26g 0.45g Agave nectar
Carbs 10.82g 76.37g Agave nectar
Calories 43kcal 310kcal Agave nectar
Fructose 3.73g 55.6g Agave nectar
Sugar 7.82g 68.03g Papaya
Fiber 1.7g 0.2g Papaya
Calcium 20mg 1mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.09mg Papaya
Magnesium 21mg 1mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 1mg Papaya
Potassium 182mg 4mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg 4mg Agave nectar
Zinc 0.08mg 0.01mg Papaya
Copper 0.045mg 0.009mg Papaya
Manganese 0.04mg 0.005mg Papaya
Selenium 0.6µg 1.7µg Agave nectar
Vitamin A 950IU 156IU Papaya
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 8µg Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.98mg Agave nectar
Vitamin C 60.9mg 17mg Papaya
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.122mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.165mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.689mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 0.191mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.234mg Agave nectar
Folate 37µg 30µg Papaya
Choline 6.1mg 13.3mg Agave nectar
Vitamin K 2.6µg 22.5µg Agave nectar
Tryptophan 0.008mg Papaya
Threonine 0.011mg Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008mg Papaya
Leucine 0.016mg Papaya
Lysine 0.025mg Papaya
Methionine 0.002mg Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009mg Papaya
Valine 0.01mg Papaya
Histidine 0.005mg Papaya
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0g Agave nectar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0g Papaya

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya Agave nectar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Papaya
24%
Agave nectar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Papaya
2%
Agave nectar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 60.21g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Papaya
Papaya is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/nutrients
  2. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/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.