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Banana vs Dried fruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Banana and Dried fruit

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, however Dried fruit is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin E , Potassium, Vitamin A, Fiber, Vitamin B3 and Phosphorus.
  • Dried fruit's daily need coverage for Iron is 30% more.
  • Banana contains 9 times more Vitamin C than Dried fruit. Banana contains 8.7mg of Vitamin C, while Dried fruit contains 1mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Bananas, raw and Apricots, dried, sulfured, uncooked.

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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
1
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Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +923.1%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +224.6%
Contains more Magnesium +18.5%
Contains more Copper +339.7%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 100% 17% 103% 23% 115% 11% 31% 2%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +923.1%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +224.6%
Contains more Magnesium +18.5%
Contains more Copper +339.7%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +222.7%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +770%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +5531.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +4230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +289.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +520%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.074
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 4% 217% 87% 0% 4% 18% 49% 31% 33% 0% 8% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +770%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +5531.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +4230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +289.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +520%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.074

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
38
Dried fruit
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
50
Dried fruit

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
20%
Dried fruit
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
63%
Dried fruit
Fats
2%
Banana
2%
Dried fruit

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 Dried fruit
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price 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 Dried fruit
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?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.095g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dried fruit
Dried fruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Banana
Banana contains less Sugars (difference - 41.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Dried fruit Opinion
Calories 89 241 Dried fruit
Protein 1.09 3.39 Dried fruit
Fats 0.33 0.51 Dried fruit
Vitamin C 8.7 1 Banana
Carbs 22.84 62.64 Dried fruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 2.66 Dried fruit
Calcium 5 55 Dried fruit
Potassium 358 1162 Dried fruit
Magnesium 27 32 Dried fruit
Sugars 12.23 53.44 Banana
Fiber 2.6 7.3 Dried fruit
Copper 0.078 0.343 Dried fruit
Zinc 0.15 0.39 Dried fruit
Starch 5.38 0.35 Banana
Phosphorus 22 71 Dried fruit
Sodium 1 10 Banana
Vitamin A 64 3604 Dried fruit
Vitamin E 0.1 4.33 Dried fruit
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.015 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.074 Dried fruit
Vitamin B3 0.665 2.589 Dried fruit
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.516 Dried fruit
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.143 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 3.1 Dried fruit
Folate 20 10 Banana
Trans Fat 0 Dried fruit
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.017 Dried fruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.074 Dried fruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.074 Dried fruit
Tryptophan 0.009 0.016 Dried fruit
Threonine 0.028 0.073 Dried fruit
Isoleucine 0.028 0.063 Dried fruit
Leucine 0.068 0.105 Dried fruit
Lysine 0.05 0.083 Dried fruit
Methionine 0.008 0.015 Dried fruit
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.062 Dried fruit
Valine 0.047 0.078 Dried fruit
Histidine 0.077 0.047 Banana
Fructose 4.85 12.47 Dried fruit

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. Dried fruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173941/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.