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Banana vs. Feijoa — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Banana and Feijoa

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium, however, Feijoa has more Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Feijoa is 27% higher.
  • Feijoa has 5 times less Vitamin B6 than Banana. Banana has 0.367mg of Vitamin B6, while Feijoa has 0.067mg.
  • Feijoa is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Bananas, raw and Feijoa, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
9
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1
Feijoa
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +108.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Manganese +221.4%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 6% 7% 9% 16% 1% 2% 12% 11% 0%
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +108.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Manganese +221.4%
Contains more Calcium +240%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
8
:
4
Feijoa
Contains more Vitamin A +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +447.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +278.2%
Contains more Folate +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 6% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 110% 2% 5% 6% 14% 16% 18% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +447.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +278.2%
Contains more Folate +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
3
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2
Feijoa
Contains more Protein +53.5%
Contains more Carbs +50.2%
Contains more Other +118.4%
Contains more Fats +27.3%
Contains more Water +11.2%
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
15% 83%
Protein: 0.71 g
Fats: 0.42 g
Carbs: 15.21 g
Water: 83.28 g
Other: 0.38 g
Contains more Protein +53.5%
Contains more Carbs +50.2%
Contains more Other +118.4%
Contains more Fats +27.3%
Contains more Water +11.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
0
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3
Feijoa
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +75%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.104
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
35% 19% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.104 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.136 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +75%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.104

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
4
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1
Feijoa
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +114.7%
Contains more Fructose +64.4%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +22.6%
31% 14% 28% 28%
Starch: 5.38 g
Sucrose: 2.39 g
Glucose: 4.98 g
Fructose: 4.85 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0 g
36% 28% 36%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 2.93 g
Glucose: 2.32 g
Fructose: 2.95 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +114.7%
Contains more Fructose +64.4%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +22.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Banana Feijoa
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Feijoa Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 8.81g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.71g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.42g Feijoa
Carbs 22.84g 15.21g Banana
Calories 89kcal 61kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g 0g Banana
Fructose 4.85g 2.95g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 8.2g Feijoa
Fiber 2.6g 6.4g Feijoa
Calcium 5mg 17mg Feijoa
Iron 0.26mg 0.14mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 9mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 19mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 172mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 3mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.06mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.036mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg 0.084mg Banana
Selenium 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 6IU Banana
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.16mg Feijoa
Vitamin C 8.7mg 32.9mg Feijoa
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.006mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.018mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.295mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.233mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.067mg Banana
Folate 20µg 23µg Feijoa
Choline 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg 3.5µg Feijoa
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.007mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg 0.019mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.019mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg 0.028mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.038mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.007mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.019mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.019mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg 0.009mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.104g Feijoa
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.056g Feijoa
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.136g Feijoa
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.107g Feijoa
Omega-3 - ALA 0.029g Feijoa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Feijoa
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Banana
14%
Feijoa
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
7%
Feijoa

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Feijoa
Feijoa is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.03g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Feijoa
Feijoa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Feijoa
Feijoa is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/nutrients
  2. Feijoa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168176/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.