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Banana vs Grapefruit - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Banana and Grapefruit

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Copper, however Grapefruit is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Grapefruit's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 25% more.
  • Banana contains 12 times more Manganese than Grapefruit. Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, while Grapefruit contains 0.022mg.
  • Grapefruit contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Bananas, raw and Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas.

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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 +225%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +165.2%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Calcium +340%
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 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11%
Contains more Iron +225%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +165.2%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Calcium +340%
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 B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.5%
Contains more Folate +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1696.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%
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 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.5%
Contains more Folate +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1696.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.7%

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 Grapefruit
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 Grapefruit Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 9.06g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.77g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.14g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 10.66g Banana
Calories 89kcal 42kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g 0g Banana
Fructose 4.85g 1.77g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 6.89g Grapefruit
Fiber 2.6g 1.6g Banana
Calcium 5mg 22mg Grapefruit
Iron 0.26mg 0.08mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 9mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 18mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 135mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 0mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.15mg 0.07mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.032mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 1150IU Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.13mg Grapefruit
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.7mg 31.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.204mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.262mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.053mg Banana
Folate 20µg 13µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.008mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg 0.013mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.008mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg 0.015mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.019mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.007mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.013mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.015mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg 0.008mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.021g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.02g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.036g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Grapefruit
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
20
Grapefruit
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
6
Grapefruit

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
5%
Grapefruit
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
11%
Grapefruit
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Grapefruit

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.