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Banana vs Watermelon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sugars (difference - 6.03g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 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 Watermelon
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Watermelon
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
9
Watermelon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Banana
4
Watermelon

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 Potassium +219.6%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Equal in Iron - 0.24
Equal in Sodium - 1
Contains more Potassium +219.6%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Equal in Iron - 0.24
Equal in Sodium - 1

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +247.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +273.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +715.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +789.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 8.1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +247.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +273.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +715.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +789.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 8.1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033

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
4%
Watermelon
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
8%
Watermelon
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Watermelon

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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 Watermelon Opinion
Calories 89 30 Banana
Protein 1.09 0.61 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.15 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 8.1 Banana
Carbs 22.84 7.55 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.24 Banana
Calcium 5 7 Watermelon
Potassium 358 112 Banana
Magnesium 27 10 Banana
Sugars 12.23 6.2 Banana
Fiber 2.6 0.4 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.042 Banana
Zinc 0.15 0.1 Banana
Starch 5.38 0 Banana
Phosphorus 22 11 Banana
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 64 569 Watermelon
Vitamin E 0.1 0.05 Banana
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.033 Watermelon
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.021 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.178 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.221 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.045 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 0.1 Banana
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.016 Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.037 Watermelon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.05 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.007 Banana
Threonine 0.028 0.027 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 0.019 Banana
Leucine 0.068 0.018 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.062 Watermelon
Methionine 0.008 0.006 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.015 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.016 Banana
Histidine 0.077 0.006 Banana
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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