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Banana vs Apricot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Banana and Apricot

  • Banana is higher in Vitamin B6 and Manganese, however Apricot is richer in Vitamin A and Vitamin E .
  • Banana's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 24% higher.
  • Banana has 4 times more Manganese than Apricot. While Banana has 0.27mg of Manganese, Apricot has only 0.077mg.
  • Apricot has less Sugars.

The food types used in this comparison are Bananas, raw and Apricots, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
2
:
Contains more Potassium +38.2%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
Equal in Phosphorus - 23
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 23% 8% 27% 6% 10% 1%
Contains more Potassium +38.2%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
Equal in Phosphorus - 23
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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +579.6%
Contains more Folate +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1898.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +790%
Contains more Vitamin K +560%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 29% 4% 2% 0% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 0% 2% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 34% 77% 18% 0% 8% 10% 12% 15% 13% 0% 9% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +579.6%
Contains more Folate +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1898.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +790%
Contains more Vitamin K +560%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

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
16
Banana
16
Apricot
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
11
Apricot

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
8%
Apricot
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
11%
Apricot
Fats
2%
Banana
2%
Apricot

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Apricot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Apricot
Apricot contains less Sugars (difference - 2.99g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apricot
Apricot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.

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 Apricot Opinion
Calories 89 48 Banana
Protein 1.09 1.4 Apricot
Fats 0.33 0.39 Apricot
Vitamin C 8.7 10 Apricot
Carbs 22.84 11.12 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.39 Apricot
Calcium 5 13 Apricot
Potassium 358 259 Banana
Magnesium 27 10 Banana
Sugars 12.23 9.24 Apricot
Fiber 2.6 2 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.078
Zinc 0.15 0.2 Apricot
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 23 Apricot
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 64 1279 Apricot
Vitamin E 0.1 0.89 Apricot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.03 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.04 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.6 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.24 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.054 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 3.3 Apricot
Folate 20 9 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.027 Apricot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.17 Apricot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.077 Apricot
Tryptophan 0.009 0.015 Apricot
Threonine 0.028 0.047 Apricot
Isoleucine 0.028 0.041 Apricot
Leucine 0.068 0.077 Apricot
Lysine 0.05 0.097 Apricot
Methionine 0.008 0.006 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.052 Apricot
Valine 0.047 0.047
Histidine 0.077 0.027 Banana
Fructose 4.85 0.94 Banana

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/nutrients
  2. Apricot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171697/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.