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Rambutan vs Lychee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Rambutan and Lychee

  • Rambutan has more Manganese, however Lychee is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lychee covers your daily Vitamin C needs 74% more than Rambutan.
  • Lychee contains 6 times less Manganese than Rambutan. Rambutan contains 0.343mg of Manganese, while Lychee contains 0.055mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Rambutan, canned, syrup pack 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 Iron +12.9%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +307.1%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +124.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 7% 4% 5% 22% 3% 4% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +307.1%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +124.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%

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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7
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1359.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +75%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 1% 0% 0% 4% 6% 26% 2% 5% 0% 0% 6%
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 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1359.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +75%

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
5
Rambutan
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
7
Rambutan
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
4%
Rambutan
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
21%
Rambutan
17%
Lychee
Fats
1%
Rambutan
2%
Lychee

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

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Rambutan 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 is lower in Sugar?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rambutan
Rambutan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rambutan Lychee Opinion
Calories 82 66 Rambutan
Protein 0.65 0.83 Lychee
Fats 0.21 0.44 Lychee
Vitamin C 4.9 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 20.87 16.53 Rambutan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Iron 0.35 0.31 Rambutan
Calcium 22 5 Rambutan
Potassium 42 171 Lychee
Magnesium 7 10 Lychee
Sugar 15.23 Rambutan
Fiber 0.9 1.3 Lychee
Copper 0.066 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.08 0.07 Rambutan
Starch
Phosphorus 9 31 Lychee
Sodium 11 1 Lychee
Vitamin A 3 0 Rambutan
Vitamin E 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.013 0.011 Rambutan
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 1.352 0.603 Rambutan
Vitamin B5 0.018 Rambutan
Vitamin B6 0.02 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Lychee
Folate 8 14 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 Rambutan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 Lychee
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.041 Lychee
Methionine 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Rambutan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168167/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.