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Pomelo vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pomelo and Lychee different?

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper than Pomelo.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 12% higher.

Pummelo, raw and Litchis, raw are the varieties 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
Pomelo
2
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5
Lychee
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +181.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains more Copper +208.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 5% 8% 20% 1% 3% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +181.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains more Copper +208.3%
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
Pomelo
2
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8
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 204% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0%
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 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pomelo Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 15.23g Lychee
Protein 0.76g 0.83g Lychee
Fats 0.04g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 9.62g 16.53g Lychee
Calories 38kcal 66kcal Lychee
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 15.23g Pomelo
Fiber 1g 1.3g Lychee
Calcium 4mg 5mg Lychee
Iron 0.11mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 6mg 10mg Lychee
Phosphorus 17mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 216mg 171mg Pomelo
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.08mg 0.07mg Pomelo
Copper 0.048mg 0.148mg Lychee
Vitamin A 8IU 0IU Pomelo
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Lychee
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lychee
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lychee
Vitamin C 61mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.011mg Pomelo
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.065mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.603mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.1mg Lychee
Folate µg 14µg Lychee
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Lychee
Tryptophan mg 0.007mg Lychee
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg 0.041mg Lychee
Methionine mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.099g Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pomelo 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
19
Pomelo
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
7
Pomelo
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
5%
Pomelo
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
10%
Pomelo
17%
Lychee
Fats
0%
Pomelo
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pomelo
Pomelo is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/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.