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Banana vs Common plum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Common plum different?

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium than Common plum.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Banana is 26% higher.
  • Banana contains 5 times more Manganese than Common plum. While Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, Common plum contains only 0.052mg.
  • Common plum has less Sugar.

Bananas, raw and Plums, 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
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Magnesium +285.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +128%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 7% 5% 7% 14% 0% 3% 19%
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Magnesium +285.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +128%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +439.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin K +1180%
Equal in Vitamin C - 9.5
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.028
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 21% 6% 0% 32% 7% 6% 8% 9% 7% 4% 0% 16%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +439.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin K +1180%
Equal in Vitamin C - 9.5
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.028

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 Common plum
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Common plum Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 10.02g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.7g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.28g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 11.42g Banana
Calories 89kcal 46kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g 0g Banana
Fructose 4.85g 3.07g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 9.92g Common plum
Fiber 2.6g 1.4g Banana
Calcium 5mg 6mg Common plum
Iron 0.26mg 0.17mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 7mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 16mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 157mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 0mg Common plum
Zinc 0.15mg 0.1mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.057mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 345IU Common plum
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.26mg Common plum
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.7mg 9.5mg Common plum
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.028mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.026mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.417mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.135mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.029mg Banana
Folate 20µg 5µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 6.4µg Common plum
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.009mg
Threonine 0.028mg 0.01mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.014mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg 0.015mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.016mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.008mg
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.014mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.016mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg 0.009mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.017g Common plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.134g Common plum
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.044g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Common plum
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
9
Common plum
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
7
Common plum

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
4%
Common plum
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
11%
Common plum
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Common plum

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common plum
Common plum contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common plum
Common plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.095g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Common plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169949/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.