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Pineapple vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pineapple and Lychee

  • Pineapple has more Manganese and Vitamin B1, however Lychee is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Pineapple covers your daily Manganese needs 38% more than Lychee.
  • Lychee has 7 times less Vitamin B1 than Pineapple. Pineapple has 0.079mg of Vitamin B1, while Lychee has 0.011mg.
  • Pineapple contains less Sugars.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Litchis, raw.

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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
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4
Lychee
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Copper +34.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.31
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Copper +34.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.31
Equal in Sodium - 1

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
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Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +618.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 160% 4% 1% 0% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 0% 2% 14%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +618.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%

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
21
Pineapple
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
13
Lychee

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%
Pineapple
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Pineapple
2%
Lychee

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.
Pineapple Lychee
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Lychee
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?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sugars (difference - 5.38g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Pineapple Lychee Opinion
Calories 50 66 Lychee
Protein 0.54 0.83 Lychee
Fats 0.12 0.44 Lychee
Vitamin C 47.8 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 13.12 16.53 Lychee
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.29 0.31 Lychee
Calcium 13 5 Pineapple
Potassium 109 171 Lychee
Magnesium 12 10 Pineapple
Sugars 9.85 15.23 Pineapple
Fiber 1.4 1.3 Pineapple
Copper 0.11 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.12 0.07 Pineapple
Starch 0 Pineapple
Phosphorus 8 31 Lychee
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 58 0 Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.079 0.011 Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.213 Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112 0.1 Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 0.4 Pineapple
Folate 18 14 Pineapple
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.009 0.099 Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.005 0.007 Lychee
Threonine 0.019 Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019 Pineapple
Leucine 0.024 Pineapple
Lysine 0.026 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.012 0.009 Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021 Pineapple
Valine 0.024 Pineapple
Histidine 0.01 Pineapple
Fructose 2.12 Pineapple

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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/nutrients
  2. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.