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Banana vs. Fruit salad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Banana and Fruit salad

  • The amount of Vitamin B6, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Manganese in Banana is higher than in Fruit salad.
  • Banana covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 26% more than Fruit salad.
  • Banana contains 7 times more Folate than Fruit salad. While Banana contains 20µg of Folate, Fruit salad contains only 3µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Bananas, raw and Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids.

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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.
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +56%
Contains more Manganese +78.8%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
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 4% 10% 6% 6% 11% 1% 4% 17% 20% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +56%
Contains more Manganese +78.8%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Zinc - 0.14

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +421.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +530.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1259.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +837.5%
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 36% 0% 0% 11% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +421.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +530.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1259.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +837.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +113.7%
Contains more Fats +1000%
Contains more Carbs +75%
Contains more Other +219.2%
Contains more Water +15%
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
13% 86%
Protein: 0.51 g
Fats: 0.03 g
Carbs: 13.05 g
Water: 86.15 g
Other: 0.26 g
Contains more Protein +113.7%
Contains more Fats +1000%
Contains more Carbs +75%
Contains more Other +219.2%
Contains more Water +15%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +540%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +563.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.4%
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
20% 25% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.004 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.011 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +540%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +563.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Fruit salad Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 12.05g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.51g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.03g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 13.05g Banana
Calories 89kcal 50kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g Fruit salad
Fiber 2.6g 1g Banana
Calcium 5mg 11mg Fruit salad
Iron 0.26mg 0.25mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 8mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 14mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 116mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 5mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.14mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.05mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg 0.151mg Banana
Selenium 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 600IU Fruit salad
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 30µg Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 3.3mg Banana
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.011mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.014mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.356mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.053mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.027mg Banana
Folate 20µg 3µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.004g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.005g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.011g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Fruit salad
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
5%
Fruit salad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
8%
Fruit salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.108g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.