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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 Sugars 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
:
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

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

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 Cherry
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Cherry
Cherry contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Cherry Opinion
Calories 89 50 Banana
Protein 1.09 1 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.3 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 10 Cherry
Carbs 22.84 12.18 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.32 Cherry
Calcium 5 16 Cherry
Potassium 358 173 Banana
Magnesium 27 9 Banana
Sugars 12.23 8.49 Cherry
Fiber 2.6 1.6 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.104 Cherry
Zinc 0.15 0.1 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 15 Banana
Sodium 1 3 Banana
Vitamin A 64 1283 Cherry
Vitamin E 0.1 0.07 Banana
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.03 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.04 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.4 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.143 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.044 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 2.1 Cherry
Folate 20 8 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.068 Cherry
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.082 Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.09 Cherry
Tryptophan 0.009 Banana
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.05 Banana
Methionine 0.008 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.077 Banana
Fructose 4.85 3.51 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. 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.