Papaya vs. Strawberries

Nutrition comparison of Papaya and Strawberries


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of papaya versus strawberries (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in papaya and strawberries:

  • Both strawberries and papaya are high in Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of papaya and strawberries is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Papaya (Papayas, raw) and Strawberries (Strawberries, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of calories - strawberry has 32 calories per 100 grams and papaya has 43 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, papaya is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to strawberries for fat. Papaya has a macronutrient ratio of 4:90:6 and for strawberries, 8:85:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Papaya Strawberries
Protein 4% 8%
Carbohydrates 90% 85%
Fat 6% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts carbs - strawberry has 7.7g of total carbs per 100 grams and papaya has 10.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - strawberry has 2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and papaya has 1.7g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of sugar - strawberry has 4.9g of sugar per 100 grams and papaya has 7.8g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of protein - strawberry has 0.67g of protein per 100 grams and papaya has 0.47g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both strawberries and papaya are low in saturated fat - strawberry has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and papaya has 0.08g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both strawberries and papaya are high in Vitamin C. Strawberry is very similar to strawberry for Vitamin C - strawberry has 58.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and papaya has 60.9mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Papaya has 46 times more Vitamin A than strawberry - strawberry has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and papaya has 47ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - strawberry has 0.29mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and papaya has 0.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - strawberry has 2.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and papaya has 2.6ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Both papaya and strawberries contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Papaya Strawberries
Thiamin 0.023 MG 0.024 MG
Riboflavin 0.027 MG 0.022 MG
Niacin 0.357 MG 0.386 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.191 MG 0.125 MG
Vitamin B6 0.038 MG 0.047 MG
Folate 37 UG 24 UG

Minerals

calcium

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of calcium - strawberry has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and papaya has 20mg of calcium.

iron

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of iron - strawberry has 0.41mg of iron per 100 grams and papaya has 0.25mg of iron.

potassium

Strawberries and papaya contain similar amounts of potassium - strawberry has 153mg of potassium per 100 grams and papaya has 182mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, both papaya and strawberries contain small amounts of myricetin.

Papaya Strawberries
apigenin 0.01 mg ~
luteolin 0.02 mg ~
kaempferol 0.01 mg 0.5 mg
myricetin 0.02 mg 0.04 mg
Quercetin ~ 1.11 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Papaya Strawberries
beta-carotene 274 UG 7 UG
alpha-carotene 2 UG ~
lycopene 1828 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 89 UG 26 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both papaya and strawberries contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Papaya Strawberries
alpha linoleic acid 0.047 G 0.065 G
Total 0.047 G 0.065 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, strawberry has more linoleic acid than papaya per 100 grams.

Papaya Strawberries
linoleic acid 0.011 G 0.09 G
Total 0.011 G 0.09 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

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Note: The specific food items compared are: Papaya (Papayas, raw) and Strawberries (Strawberries, raw) .

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