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Banana vs. Acerola — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Banana and Acerola

  • Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Fiber, however, Acerola is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Acerola's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 1854% higher.
  • Banana has 41 times more Vitamin B6 than Acerola. While Banana has 0.367mg of Vitamin B6, Acerola has only 0.009mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Bananas, raw and Acerola, (west indian cherry), raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
8
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Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +145.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 9.8% 19% 9.4% 32% 0.13% 4.1% 26% 35% 5.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.6% 7.5% 13% 4.7% 13% 0.91% 2.7% 29% 0% 3.3%
Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +145.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Copper +10.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
10
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3977.8%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1098.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +19182.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.309
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3.8% 2% 0% 29% 7.8% 17% 12% 20% 85% 15% 0% 5.3% 1.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 46% 0% 0% 5592% 5% 14% 7.5% 19% 2.1% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3977.8%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1098.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +19182.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.309

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
4
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Contains more Protein +172.5%
Contains more Carbs +197%
Contains more Other +315%
Contains more Water +22%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
8% 91%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 7.69 g
Water: 91.41 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +172.5%
Contains more Carbs +197%
Contains more Other +315%
Contains more Water +22%
Equal in Fats - 0.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
0
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Contains less Saturated Fat -39.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +156.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.3%
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +156.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Banana Acerola
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Acerola Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 6.59g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.4g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.3g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 7.69g Banana
Calories 89kcal 32kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g Acerola
Fiber 2.6g 1.1g Banana
Calcium 5mg 12mg Acerola
Iron 0.26mg 0.2mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 18mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 11mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 146mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 7mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.1mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.086mg Acerola
Manganese 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 1µg 0.6µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 767IU Acerola
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 38µg Acerola
Vitamin E 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 1677.6mg Acerola
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.02mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.06mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.4mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.309mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.009mg Banana
Folate 20µg 14µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.068g Acerola
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.082g Acerola
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.09g Acerola

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Acerola
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Banana
438%
Acerola
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
8%
Acerola

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acerola
Acerola is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is cheaper?
Acerola
Acerola is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/nutrients
  2. Acerola - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171686/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.