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Banana vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Lime different?

  • Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium, however Lime is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Banana is 25% higher.
  • Banana contains 34 times more Manganese than Lime. While Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, Lime contains only 0.008mg.
  • Lime has less Sugar.

Bananas, raw and Limes, 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
6
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2
Lime
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +251%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +251%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +130.8%

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
7
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3
Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +753.5%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
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 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +753.5%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Lime Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 7.74g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.7g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.2g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 10.54g Banana
Calories 89kcal 30kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 2.6g 2.8g Lime
Calcium 5mg 33mg Lime
Iron 0.26mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 27mg 6mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 18mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 102mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 2mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.11mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.065mg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 50IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.7mg 29.1mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.03mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.02mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.2mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.217mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.043mg Banana
Folate 20µg 8µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.003mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.014mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.002mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.022g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.019g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.055g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Lime
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
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
10
Lime

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
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
11%
Lime
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Lime

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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)
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.

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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.