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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.
  • 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
:
4
Papaya
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Iron +38.9%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%

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
:
9
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin K +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1316.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin K +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1316.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pear Papaya
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.