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Banana vs Date palm - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Date palm
Date palm is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Date palm
Date palm is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Date palm
Date palm is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Banana
Banana contains less Sugars (difference - 51.12g)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 Date palm
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price 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 Date palm
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
8
Date palm
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
22
Date palm

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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +292.3%
Contains more Calcium +680%
Contains more Potassium +83.2%
Contains more Magnesium +59.3%
Contains more Copper +164.1%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +292.3%
Contains more Calcium +680%
Contains more Potassium +83.2%
Contains more Magnesium +59.3%
Contains more Copper +164.1%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +181.8%

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +2075%
Contains more Vitamin A +540%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +440%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.066
Contains more Vitamin C +2075%
Contains more Vitamin A +540%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +440%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.066

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
15%
Date palm
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
75%
Date palm
Fats
2%
Banana
2%
Date palm

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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 Date palm Opinion
Calories 89 282 Date palm
Protein 1.09 2.45 Date palm
Fats 0.33 0.39 Date palm
Vitamin C 8.7 0.4 Banana
Carbs 22.84 75.03 Date palm
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 1.02 Date palm
Calcium 5 39 Date palm
Potassium 358 656 Date palm
Magnesium 27 43 Date palm
Sugars 12.23 63.35 Date palm
Fiber 2.6 8 Date palm
Copper 0.078 0.206 Date palm
Zinc 0.15 0.29 Date palm
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 62 Date palm
Sodium 1 2 Banana
Vitamin A 64 10 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 0.05 Banana
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.052 Date palm
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.066 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 1.274 Date palm
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.589 Date palm
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.165 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 2.7 Date palm
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.032 Date palm
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.036 Date palm
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.019 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.012 Date palm
Threonine 0.028 0.043 Date palm
Isoleucine 0.028 0.049 Date palm
Leucine 0.068 0.084 Date palm
Lysine 0.05 0.066 Date palm
Methionine 0.008 0.022 Date palm
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.05 Date palm
Valine 0.047 0.071 Date palm
Histidine 0.077 0.032 Banana
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