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Banana vs Cooking plantain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Banana
Banana is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Banana
Banana contains less Sugars (difference - 2.77g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.
Banana Cooking plantain
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Cooking plantain
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
12
Banana
21
Cooking plantain
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
13
Cooking plantain

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
Banana
3
:
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains more Magnesium +37%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.081
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains more Magnesium +37%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.081
Equal in Zinc - 0.14

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
Banana
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +111.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1660.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.686
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +111.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1660.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.686

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
7%
Banana
8%
Cooking plantain
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
32%
Cooking plantain
Fats
2%
Banana
2%
Cooking plantain

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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 Banana Cooking plantain Opinion
Calories 89 122 Cooking plantain
Protein 1.09 1.3 Cooking plantain
Fats 0.33 0.37 Cooking plantain
Vitamin C 8.7 18.4 Cooking plantain
Carbs 22.84 31.89 Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.6 Cooking plantain
Calcium 5 3 Banana
Potassium 358 499 Cooking plantain
Magnesium 27 37 Cooking plantain
Sugars 12.23 15 Cooking plantain
Fiber 2.6 2.3 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.081 Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.15 0.14 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 34 Cooking plantain
Sodium 1 4 Banana
Vitamin A 64 1127 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.1 0.14 Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.052 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.054 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.686 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.26 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.299 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 0.7 Cooking plantain
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.143 Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.032
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.069 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.015 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.028 0.034 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.028 0.036 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.068 0.059 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.06 Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.008 0.017 Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.044 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.046 Banana
Histidine 0.077 0.064 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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