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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
4
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Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Kumquat Opinion
Calories 89kcal 71kcal Banana
Protein 1.09g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.33g 0.86g Kumquat
Vitamin C 8.7mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Net carbs 20.24g 9.4g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 15.9g Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.26mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Calcium 5mg 62mg Kumquat
Potassium 358mg 186mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 20mg Banana
Sugar 12.23g 9.36g Kumquat
Fiber 2.6g 6.5g Kumquat
Copper 0.078mg 0.095mg Kumquat
Zinc 0.15mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 19mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 10mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 290IU Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.15mg Kumquat
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0µg Banana
Folate 20µg 17µg Banana
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.103g Kumquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.171g Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg mg Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Kumquat
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
20
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
16
Kumquat

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
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
16%
Kumquat
Fats
2%
Banana
4%
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 lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
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 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

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. 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.