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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" 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 Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
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 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
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" 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 Folate +42.9%
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 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 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 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 Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +721.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.603

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 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 g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g 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
Vitamin A 64IU 0IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.07mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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 mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.1mg Banana
Folate 20µg 14µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0.4µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.007mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.041mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.009mg Lychee
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 0.099g 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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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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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
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 food.
Protein
7%
Banana
5%
Lychee
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
17%
Lychee
Fats
2%
Banana
2%
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

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. 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.