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Pear vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pear and Papaya different?

  • Pear is richer in Fiber, while Papaya is higher in Vitamin C, Folate, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Papaya covers your daily need of Vitamin C 63% more than Pear.
  • Pear contains 2 times more Fiber than Papaya. Pear contains 3.1g of Fiber, while Papaya contains 1.7g.
  • Papaya is lower in Sugar.

Pears, raw and Papayas, 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
Pear
4
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4
Papaya
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%

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
Pear
1
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9
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin K +69.2%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin K +69.2%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear Papaya
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
5
Pear
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
9
Papaya

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
2%
Pear
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Pear
1%
Papaya

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/nutrients
  2. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.