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Banana vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Papaya
Papaya contains less Sugars (difference - 4.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)

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 Papaya
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Papaya
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
33
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
7
Papaya

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
:
1
Papaya
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Equal in Iron - 0.25

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
:
4
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +865.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +1384.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +865.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +1384.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Papaya

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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 Papaya Opinion
Calories 89 43 Banana
Protein 1.09 0.47 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.26 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 22.84 10.82 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.25 Banana
Calcium 5 20 Papaya
Potassium 358 182 Banana
Magnesium 27 21 Banana
Sugars 12.23 7.82 Banana
Fiber 2.6 1.7 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.045 Banana
Zinc 0.15 0.08 Banana
Starch 5.38 0 Banana
Phosphorus 22 10 Banana
Sodium 1 8 Banana
Vitamin A 64 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.1 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.023 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.027 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.357 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.191 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.038 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 2.6 Papaya
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.081 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.058 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.008 Banana
Threonine 0.028 0.011 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 0.008 Banana
Leucine 0.068 0.016 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.025 Banana
Methionine 0.008 0.002 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.009 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.01 Banana
Histidine 0.077 0.005 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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