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Banana vs. Kumquat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Kumquat different?

  • Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium, however, Kumquat is richer in Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Kumquat is 39% higher.
  • Banana contains 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Kumquat. While Banana contains 0.367mg of Vitamin B6, Kumquat contains only 0.036mg.
  • Kumquat has less Sugar.

Bananas, raw and Kumquats, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
6
:
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
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 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32% 18% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Copper +21.8%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.4%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
Contains more Choline +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%
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 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.4%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
Contains more Choline +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
2
:
Contains more Carbs +43.6%
Contains more Other +62.7%
Contains more Protein +72.5%
Contains more Fats +160.6%
Equal in Water - 80.85
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
2% 16% 81%
Protein: 1.88 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 15.9 g
Water: 80.85 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Carbs +43.6%
Contains more Other +62.7%
Contains more Protein +72.5%
Contains more Fats +160.6%
Equal in Water - 80.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
0
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.2%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.103
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
24% 36% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.103 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.2%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.103

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Kumquat Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 9.4g Banana
Protein 1.09g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.33g 0.86g Kumquat
Carbs 22.84g 15.9g Banana
Calories 89kcal 71kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 9.36g Kumquat
Fiber 2.6g 6.5g Kumquat
Calcium 5mg 62mg Kumquat
Iron 0.26mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Magnesium 27mg 20mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 19mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 186mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 10mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Copper 0.078mg 0.095mg Kumquat
Manganese 0.27mg 0.135mg Banana
Selenium 1µg 0µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 290IU Kumquat
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 15µg Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Kumquat
Vitamin C 8.7mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.037mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.429mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.208mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.036mg Banana
Folate 20µg 17µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg 8.4mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0µg 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 0.103g Kumquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.171g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Kumquat
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
19%
Kumquat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
14%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.87g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.