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Date palm vs Cooking plantain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Date palm
Date palm contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Date palm
Date palm is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.111g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Date palm
Date palm is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Date palm
Date palm is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sugars (difference - 48.35g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Date palm Cooking plantain
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Date palm Cooking plantain
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
8
Date palm
21
Cooking plantain
Mineral Summary Score
22
Date palm
13
Cooking plantain

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
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Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Copper +154.3%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Calcium +1200%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Copper +154.3%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +4500%
Contains more Vitamin A +11170%
Contains more Vitamin E +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.052
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +4500%
Contains more Vitamin A +11170%
Contains more Vitamin E +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.052

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
15%
Date palm
8%
Cooking plantain
Carbohydrates
75%
Date palm
32%
Cooking plantain
Fats
2%
Date palm
2%
Cooking plantain

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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 Date palm Cooking plantain Opinion
Calories 282 122 Date palm
Protein 2.45 1.3 Date palm
Fats 0.39 0.37 Date palm
Vitamin C 0.4 18.4 Cooking plantain
Carbs 75.03 31.89 Date palm
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.02 0.6 Date palm
Calcium 39 3 Date palm
Potassium 656 499 Date palm
Magnesium 43 37 Date palm
Sugars 63.35 15 Date palm
Fiber 8 2.3 Date palm
Copper 0.206 0.081 Date palm
Zinc 0.29 0.14 Date palm
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Phosphorus 62 34 Date palm
Sodium 2 4 Date palm
Vitamin A 10 1127 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.05 0.14 Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.052
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.054 Date palm
Vitamin B3 1.274 0.686 Date palm
Vitamin B5 0.589 0.26 Date palm
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.299 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.7 0.7 Date palm
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.143 Date palm
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.032 Date palm
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019 0.069 Cooking plantain
Tryptophan 0.012 0.015 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.043 0.034 Date palm
Isoleucine 0.049 0.036 Date palm
Leucine 0.084 0.059 Date palm
Lysine 0.066 0.06 Date palm
Methionine 0.022 0.017 Date palm
Phenylalanine 0.05 0.044 Date palm
Valine 0.071 0.046 Date palm
Histidine 0.032 0.064 Cooking plantain
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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