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Banana vs Guava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Guava different?

  • Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, and Manganese, however Guava is richer in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Guava is 244% higher.
  • Banana contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Guava. While Banana contains 0.367mg of Vitamin B6, Guava contains only 0.11mg.
  • Guava has less Sugar.

Bananas, raw and Guavas, common, 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
Banana
2
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5
Guava
Contains more Magnesium +22.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +16.5%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 37% 16% 77% 7% 18% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +22.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Potassium +16.5%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.26

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
2
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8
Guava
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +2524.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +875%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%
Contains more Folate +145%
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 761% 38% 15% 0% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 0% 7% 37%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +2524.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +875%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%
Contains more Folate +145%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Guava Opinion
Calories 89kcal 68kcal Banana
Protein 1.09g 2.55g Guava
Fats 0.33g 0.95g Guava
Vitamin C 8.7mg 228.3mg Guava
Net carbs 20.24g 8.92g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 14.32g Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.26mg 0.26mg
Calcium 5mg 18mg Guava
Potassium 358mg 417mg Guava
Magnesium 27mg 22mg Banana
Sugar 12.23g 8.92g Guava
Fiber 2.6g 5.4g Guava
Copper 0.078mg 0.23mg Guava
Zinc 0.15mg 0.23mg Guava
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 40mg Guava
Sodium 1mg 2mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 624IU Guava
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.73mg Guava
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.067mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.04mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 1.084mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.451mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.11mg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 2.6µg Guava
Folate 20µg 49µg Guava
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.272g Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.087g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.401g Guava
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.022mg Guava
Threonine 0.028mg 0.096mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.093mg Guava
Leucine 0.068mg 0.171mg Guava
Lysine 0.05mg 0.072mg Guava
Methionine 0.008mg 0.016mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.006mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.087mg Guava
Histidine 0.077mg 0.022mg Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Guava
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
80
Guava
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
21
Guava

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
15%
Guava
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
14%
Guava
Fats
2%
Banana
4%
Guava

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Banana
Banana is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.