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Banana vs Breadfruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Breadfruit different?

  • Banana is higher in Vitamin B6 and Manganese, however Breadfruit is richer in Vitamin C, Fiber and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Breadfruit is 23% higher.
  • Banana contains 5 times more Manganese than Breadfruit. While Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, Breadfruit contains only 0.06mg.

Bananas, raw and Breadfruit, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
3
:
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +107.7%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Copper - 0.084
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 44% 18% 28% 4% 13% 1%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +107.7%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Copper - 0.084

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
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.5
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 97% 0% 2% 0% 28% 7% 17% 28% 24% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.5

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
18
Breadfruit
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
16
Breadfruit

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
6%
Breadfruit
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
27%
Breadfruit
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Breadfruit

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 Breadfruit
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Banana Breadfruit
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 contains less Sugars?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit contains less Sugars (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is cheaper?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana 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 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 Breadfruit Opinion
Calories 89 103 Breadfruit
Protein 1.09 1.07 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.23 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 29 Breadfruit
Carbs 22.84 27.12 Breadfruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.54 Breadfruit
Calcium 5 17 Breadfruit
Potassium 358 490 Breadfruit
Magnesium 27 25 Banana
Sugars 12.23 11 Breadfruit
Fiber 2.6 4.9 Breadfruit
Copper 0.078 0.084 Breadfruit
Zinc 0.15 0.12 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 30 Breadfruit
Sodium 1 2 Banana
Vitamin A 64 0 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.11 Breadfruit
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.03 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.9 Breadfruit
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.457 Breadfruit
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.1 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 0.5
Folate 20 14 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.048 Breadfruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.034 Breadfruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.066 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 Banana
Threonine 0.028 0.052 Breadfruit
Isoleucine 0.028 0.064 Breadfruit
Leucine 0.068 0.065 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.037 Banana
Methionine 0.008 0.01 Breadfruit
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.026 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.047
Histidine 0.077 Banana
Fructose 4.85 Banana

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately 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. Breadfruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171714/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.