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Pineapple vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pineapple and Longan different?

  • Pineapple is richer in Manganese, while Longan is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2 and Copper.
  • Longan covers your daily need of Vitamin C 40% more than Pineapple.
  • Pineapple contains 18 times more Manganese than Longan. Pineapple contains 0.927mg of Manganese, while Longan contains 0.052mg.

Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Longans, 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
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4
Longan
Contains more Iron +123.1%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Potassium +144%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Contains more Iron +123.1%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Potassium +144%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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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2
Longan
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +75.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +337.5%
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 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +75.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +337.5%

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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
13
Longan

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
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
15%
Longan
Fats
1%
Pineapple
0%
Longan

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 Longan
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pineapple Longan
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 is cheaper?
Pineapple
Pineapple is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pineapple
Pineapple is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Longan
Longan contains less Sugars (difference - 9.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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.

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 Longan Opinion
Calories 50 60 Longan
Protein 0.54 1.31 Longan
Fats 0.12 0.1 Pineapple
Vitamin C 47.8 84 Longan
Carbs 13.12 15.14 Longan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Pineapple
Iron 0.29 0.13 Pineapple
Calcium 13 1 Pineapple
Potassium 109 266 Longan
Magnesium 12 10 Pineapple
Sugars 9.85 Longan
Fiber 1.4 1.1 Pineapple
Copper 0.11 0.169 Longan
Zinc 0.12 0.05 Pineapple
Starch 0 Pineapple
Phosphorus 8 21 Longan
Sodium 1 0 Longan
Vitamin A 58 Pineapple
Vitamin E 0.02 Pineapple
Vitamin D 0 Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.079 0.031 Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.14 Longan
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.3 Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213 Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112 Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 Pineapple
Folate 18 Pineapple
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.009 Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 Pineapple
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04 Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.005 Pineapple
Threonine 0.019 0.034 Longan
Isoleucine 0.019 0.026 Longan
Leucine 0.024 0.054 Longan
Lysine 0.026 0.046 Longan
Methionine 0.012 0.013 Longan
Phenylalanine 0.021 0.03 Longan
Valine 0.024 0.058 Longan
Histidine 0.01 0.012 Longan
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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.