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Longan

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Longan review: 40 facts and highlights

Longan
37
points
Longan

Why is Longan better than the average?

  • More proteins per 100g
    ?

    1.31gvs0.92g
  • More food energy (kJ) per 100g
    ?

    251kJvs238.02kJ
  • More food energy (kcal) per 100g
    ?

    60kcalvs56.89kcal
  • More carbohydrates per 100g
    ?

    15.14gvs13.72g
  • More vitamin C per 100g
    ?

    84mgvs32.85mg
  • More potassium per 100g
    ?

    266mgvs206.68mg
  • More phosphorus per 100g
    ?

    21mgvs20.62mg
  • More ash per 100g
    ?

    0.7gvs0.51g

General values

1. more proteins per 100g
?

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Tamarind

2.8g

1.31g

2. more lipids per 100g
?

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

California Avocados

15.41g

0.1g

3. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
?

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Tamarind

1000kJ

251kJ

4. more food energy (kcal) per 100g
?

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Tamarind

239kcal

60kcal

5. less cholesterol per 100g
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Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.

Best

Granny Smith Apple

0mg

0mg

6. more dietary fiber per 100g
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Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.

Best

Lemon Peel

10.6g

1.1g

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g
?

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Tamarind

62.5g

15.14g

Minerals

1. more calcium per 100g
?

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.

Best

Hibiscus

215mg

1mg

2. more iron per 100g
?

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Tamarind

2.8mg

0.13mg

3. more sodium per 100g
?

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Best

Strawberry Guava

37mg

0mg

4. more magnesium per 100g
?

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Tamarind

92mg

10mg

5. more manganese per 100g
?

Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.

Best

Lime

8mg

0.05mg

6. more potassium per 100g
?

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

Tamarind

628mg

266mg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin B12 per 100g
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Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.

Best

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

0.08µg

0µg

2. more vitamin C per 100g
?

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Acerola

1677.6mg

84mg

3. more thiamin per 100g
?

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.

Best

Asian Pear

9mg

0.03mg

4. more riboflavin per 100g
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Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.

Best

Muscadine Grape

1.5mg

0.14mg

5. more niacin per 100g
?

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.

Best

Groundcherry

2.8mg

0.3mg

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g
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Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

Best

Tangerine Juice

8g

0.06g

2. more serine per 100g
?

Serine is an amino acid that contributes to the biosynthesis of proteins, playing a key role in various metabolic processes.

Best

Tangerine Juice

9g

0.05g

3. more isoleucine per 100g
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Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

White Grapefruit (California)

9g

0.03g

4. more leucine per 100g
?

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Guava

0.17g

0.05g

5. more lysine per 100g
?

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Orange Juice

9g

0.05g

6. more methionine per 100g
?

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Navel Orange

9g

0.01g

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