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Banana vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sugars (difference - 5.34g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 Grapefruit
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price 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 Grapefruit
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
22
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
5
Grapefruit

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
6
:
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Potassium +165.2%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Potassium +165.2%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1696.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1696.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%

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
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Grapefruit

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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 Grapefruit Opinion
Calories 89 42 Banana
Protein 1.09 0.77 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.14 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 31.2 Grapefruit
Carbs 22.84 10.66 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.08 Banana
Calcium 5 22 Grapefruit
Potassium 358 135 Banana
Magnesium 27 9 Banana
Sugars 12.23 6.89 Banana
Fiber 2.6 1.6 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.032 Banana
Zinc 0.15 0.07 Banana
Starch 5.38 0 Banana
Phosphorus 22 18 Banana
Sodium 1 0 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 64 1150 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.1 0.13 Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.043 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.031 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.204 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.262 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.053 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 0 Banana
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.021 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.02 Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.036 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.008 Banana
Threonine 0.028 0.013 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 0.008 Banana
Leucine 0.068 0.015 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.019 Banana
Methionine 0.008 0.007 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.013 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.015 Banana
Histidine 0.077 0.008 Banana
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