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Banana vs Cherry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Banana and Cherry

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium, while Cherry has more Vitamin A.
  • Banana covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 25% more than Cherry.
  • Banana contains 3 times more Magnesium than Cherry. While Banana contains 27mg of Magnesium, Cherry contains only 9mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Cherry is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Bananas, raw and Cherries, sour, red, 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
5
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3
Cherry
Contains more Potassium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 5% 16% 7% 35% 3% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Copper +33.3%

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
:
3
Cherry
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +734.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1904.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +320%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
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% 2% 0% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 0% 6% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +734.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1904.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +320%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Banana Cherry
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Cherry Opinion
Calories 89kcal 50kcal Banana
Protein 1.09g 1g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.3g Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 10mg Cherry
Net carbs 20.24g 10.58g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 12.18g Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.26mg 0.32mg Cherry
Calcium 5mg 16mg Cherry
Potassium 358mg 173mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 9mg Banana
Sugar 12.23g 8.49g Cherry
Fiber 2.6g 1.6g Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.104mg Cherry
Zinc 0.15mg 0.1mg Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 15mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 3mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 1283IU Cherry
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.07mg Banana
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.03mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.04mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.4mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.143mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.044mg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 2.1µg Cherry
Folate 20µg 8µg Banana
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.068g Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.082g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.09g Cherry
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg mg Banana
Fructose 4.85g 3.51g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Banana
14
Cherry
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
10
Cherry

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 food.
Protein
7%
Banana
6%
Cherry
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
12%
Cherry
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Cherry

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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 to 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. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.