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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 Sugars.

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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
3
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3
Lychee
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Copper +89.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.9%
Equal in Calcium - 5
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Copper +89.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.9%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Banana
9
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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 Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +721.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.603
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 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
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 Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +721.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.603

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Banana
25
Lychee
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
13
Lychee

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 the food
Protein
7%
Banana
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
17%
Lychee
Fats
2%
Banana
2%
Lychee

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Banana Lychee
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Lychee
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Banana
Banana contains less Sugars (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 Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (48)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Banana Lychee Opinion
Calories 89 66 Banana
Protein 1.09 0.83 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.44 Lychee
Vitamin C 8.7 71.5 Lychee
Carbs 22.84 16.53 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.31 Lychee
Calcium 5 5
Potassium 358 171 Banana
Magnesium 27 10 Banana
Sugars 12.23 15.23 Banana
Fiber 2.6 1.3 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.15 0.07 Banana
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 22 31 Lychee
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 64 0 Banana
Vitamin E 0.1 0.07 Banana
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.011 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.065 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.603 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.1 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 0.4 Banana
Folate 20 14 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.099 Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.009 0.007 Banana
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.041 Banana
Methionine 0.008 0.009 Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.077 Banana
Fructose 4.85 Banana

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 of 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. 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.