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Apple vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Apple
Apple contains less Sugars (difference - 1.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Apple Banana
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple Banana
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
5
Apple
12
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
3
Apple
10
Banana

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
Apple
1
:
6
Banana
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +234.6%
Contains more Magnesium +440%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Potassium +234.6%
Contains more Magnesium +440%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
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
Apple
2
:
7
Banana
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +630.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +447.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +795.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +630.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +447.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +795.1%

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
2%
Apple
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
14%
Apple
23%
Banana
Fats
1%
Apple
2%
Banana

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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 Apple Banana Opinion
Calories 52 89 Banana
Protein 0.26 1.09 Banana
Fats 0.17 0.33 Banana
Vitamin C 4.6 8.7 Banana
Carbs 13.81 22.84 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.12 0.26 Banana
Calcium 6 5 Apple
Potassium 107 358 Banana
Magnesium 5 27 Banana
Sugars 10.39 12.23 Banana
Fiber 2.4 2.6 Banana
Copper 0.027 0.078 Banana
Zinc 0.04 0.15 Banana
Starch 0.05 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 11 22 Banana
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 54 64 Banana
Vitamin E 0.18 0.1 Apple
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.031 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.026 0.073 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.091 0.665 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.334 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.041 0.367 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0.5 Apple
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.112 Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.032 Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.051 0.073 Banana
Tryptophan 0.001 0.009 Banana
Threonine 0.006 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.006 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.013 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.012 0.05 Banana
Methionine 0.001 0.008 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.006 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.012 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.005 0.077 Banana
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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