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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 Sugar.

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
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Copper +34.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.31
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains more Copper +34.5%
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 Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +618.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pineapple Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 11.72g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 0.54g 0.83g Lychee
Fats 0.12g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 13.12g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 50kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch 0g g Pineapple
Fructose 2.12g g Pineapple
Sugar 9.85g 15.23g Pineapple
Fiber 1.4g 1.3g Pineapple
Calcium 13mg 5mg Pineapple
Iron 0.29mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 12mg 10mg Pineapple
Phosphorus 8mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 109mg 171mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.12mg 0.07mg Pineapple
Copper 0.11mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 58IU 0IU Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.07mg Lychee
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 47.8mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.011mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 0.213mg mg Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112mg 0.1mg Pineapple
Folate 18µg 14µg Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0.4µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019mg mg Pineapple
Leucine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Lysine 0.026mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine 0.012mg 0.009mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021mg mg Pineapple
Valine 0.024mg mg Pineapple
Histidine 0.01mg mg Pineapple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.009g 0.099g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Lychee
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
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 food.
Protein
3%
Pineapple
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Pineapple
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Sugar (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 Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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.
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

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. 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.