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Banana vs Common fig - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Common fig different?

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Manganese than Common fig.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Banana is 20% higher.
  • Banana contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Common fig. While Banana contains 8.7mg of Vitamin C, Common fig contains only 2mg.
  • Banana has less Sugars.

Bananas, raw and Figs, 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
4
:
Contains more Potassium +54.3%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +11.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Equal in Zinc - 0.15
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 14% 11% 21% 13% 24% 5% 6% 1%
Contains more Potassium +54.3%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +11.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Equal in Zinc - 0.15
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 C +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +840%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
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 7% 9% 3% 0% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 0% 12% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +335%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +840%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11

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
9
Common fig
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
11
Common fig

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
5%
Common fig
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
19%
Common fig
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Common fig

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 Common fig
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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 Common fig
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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Banana
Banana contains less Sugars (difference - 4.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Common fig Opinion
Calories 89 74 Banana
Protein 1.09 0.75 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.3 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 2 Banana
Carbs 22.84 19.18 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.37 Common fig
Calcium 5 35 Common fig
Potassium 358 232 Banana
Magnesium 27 17 Banana
Sugars 12.23 16.26 Banana
Fiber 2.6 2.9 Common fig
Copper 0.078 0.07 Banana
Zinc 0.15 0.15
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 14 Banana
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 64 142 Common fig
Vitamin E 0.1 0.11 Common fig
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.06 Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.05 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.4 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.3 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.113 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 4.7 Common fig
Folate 20 6 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.06 Common fig
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.066 Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.144 Common fig
Tryptophan 0.009 0.006 Banana
Threonine 0.028 0.024 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 0.023 Banana
Leucine 0.068 0.033 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.03 Banana
Methionine 0.008 0.006 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.018 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.028 Banana
Histidine 0.077 0.011 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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/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.