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Banana vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange contains less Sugars (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Mandarin orange
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals 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 Mandarin orange
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
18
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
6
Mandarin orange

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
7
:
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +115.7%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +115.7%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20

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 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +964.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +964.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%

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
7%
Banana
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Mandarin orange

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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 Mandarin orange Opinion
Calories 89 53 Banana
Protein 1.09 0.81 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.31 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 26.7 Mandarin orange
Carbs 22.84 13.34 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.15 Banana
Calcium 5 37 Mandarin orange
Potassium 358 166 Banana
Magnesium 27 12 Banana
Sugars 12.23 10.58 Banana
Fiber 2.6 1.8 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.042 Banana
Zinc 0.15 0.07 Banana
Starch 5.38 0 Banana
Phosphorus 22 20 Banana
Sodium 1 2 Banana
Vitamin A 64 681 Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.1 0.2 Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.058 Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.036 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.376 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.216 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.078 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 0 Banana
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.039 Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.06 Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.065 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.002 Banana
Threonine 0.028 0.016 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 0.017 Banana
Leucine 0.068 0.028 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.032 Banana
Methionine 0.008 0.002 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.018 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.021 Banana
Histidine 0.077 0.011 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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