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Pineapple vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pineapple and Papaya

  • Pineapple has more Manganese, Copper and Vitamin B6, however Papaya has more Vitamin C.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Manganese is 39% more.
  • Pineapple has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Papaya. Pineapple has 0.112mg of Vitamin B6, while Papaya has 0.038mg.
  • Papaya is lower in Sugars.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pineapple, raw, all varieties and Papayas, 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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Papaya
Contains more Iron +16%
Contains more Copper +144.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 4% 10% 9% 37% 4% 4% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +16%
Contains more Copper +144.4%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +67%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1537.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Folate +105.6%
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1537.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin K +271.4%
Contains more Folate +105.6%

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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pineapple
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 the food
Protein
3%
Pineapple
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
13%
Pineapple
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Pineapple
1%
Papaya

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 Papaya
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 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?
Pineapple
Pineapple contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.072g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sugars (difference - 2.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 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 Papaya Opinion
Calories 50 43 Pineapple
Protein 0.54 0.47 Pineapple
Fats 0.12 0.26 Papaya
Vitamin C 47.8 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 13.12 10.82 Pineapple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.29 0.25 Pineapple
Calcium 13 20 Papaya
Potassium 109 182 Papaya
Magnesium 12 21 Papaya
Sugars 9.85 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 1.4 1.7 Papaya
Copper 0.11 0.045 Pineapple
Zinc 0.12 0.08 Pineapple
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 8 10 Papaya
Sodium 1 8 Pineapple
Vitamin A 58 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.02 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.079 0.023 Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.027 Pineapple
Vitamin B3 0.5 0.357 Pineapple
Vitamin B5 0.213 0.191 Pineapple
Vitamin B6 0.112 0.038 Pineapple
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 2.6 Papaya
Folate 18 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.009 0.081 Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04 0.058 Papaya
Tryptophan 0.005 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.019 0.011 Pineapple
Isoleucine 0.019 0.008 Pineapple
Leucine 0.024 0.016 Pineapple
Lysine 0.026 0.025 Pineapple
Methionine 0.012 0.002 Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.021 0.009 Pineapple
Valine 0.024 0.01 Pineapple
Histidine 0.01 0.005 Pineapple
Fructose 2.12 3.73 Papaya

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. 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.