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Banana vs. Lychee — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Banana and Lychee

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Fiber, however, Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 70% higher.
  • Lychee has 5 times less Manganese than Banana. Banana has 0.27mg of Manganese, while Lychee has 0.055mg.
  • Banana is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Bananas, raw and Litchis, raw.

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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
5
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3
Lychee
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Manganese +390.9%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.9%
Contains more Copper +89.7%
Equal in Calcium - 5
Equal in Sodium - 1
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 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50% 8% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Manganese +390.9%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.9%
Contains more Copper +89.7%
Equal in Calcium - 5
Equal in Sodium - 1

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
10
:
1
Lychee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Choline +38%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +721.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.603
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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 4% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Choline +38%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +721.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.603

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
3
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2
Lychee
Contains more Protein +31.3%
Contains more Carbs +38.2%
Contains more Other +88.6%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Equal in Water - 81.76
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
17% 82%
Protein: 0.83 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 16.53 g
Water: 81.76 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Protein +31.3%
Contains more Carbs +38.2%
Contains more Other +88.6%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Equal in Water - 81.76

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
0
:
3
Lychee
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +275%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80.8%
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.132 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +275%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Lychee Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 15.23g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.83g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.44g Lychee
Carbs 22.84g 16.53g Banana
Calories 89kcal 66kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 15.23g Banana
Fiber 2.6g 1.3g Banana
Calcium 5mg 5mg
Iron 0.26mg 0.31mg Lychee
Magnesium 27mg 10mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 31mg Lychee
Potassium 358mg 171mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.15mg 0.07mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.148mg Lychee
Manganese 0.27mg 0.055mg Banana
Selenium 1µg 0.6µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 0IU Banana
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.07mg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 71.5mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.011mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.065mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.603mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.1mg Banana
Folate 20µg 14µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg 7.1mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0.4µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.007mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.041mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.009mg Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.099g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.12g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.132g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Lychee
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
24%
Lychee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
11%
Lychee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Banana
Banana is lower in Sugar (difference - 3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (48)
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

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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.