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Banana vs Longan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Banana and Longan

  • Banana has more Manganese, and Fiber, however Longan is richer in Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 84% more.
  • Banana contains 5 times more Manganese than Longan. Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, while Longan contains 0.052mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Bananas, raw and Longans, 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
6
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2
Longan
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 21

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
8
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2
Longan
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +865.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031
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% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +865.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Longan Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 14.04g Banana
Protein 1.09g 1.31g Longan
Fats 0.33g 0.1g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 15.14g Banana
Calories 89kcal 60kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Fructose 4.85g g Banana
Sugar 12.23g g Longan
Fiber 2.6g 1.1g Banana
Calcium 5mg 1mg Banana
Iron 0.26mg 0.13mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 10mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 21mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 266mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 0mg Longan
Zinc 0.15mg 0.05mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.169mg Longan
Vitamin A 64IU IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU IU Banana
Vitamin D 0µg µg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 84mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.031mg
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.14mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.3mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg mg Banana
Folate 20µg µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg 0.034mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.026mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg 0.054mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.046mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.013mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.03mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.058mg Longan
Histidine 0.077mg 0.012mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Longan
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
27
Longan
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
13
Longan

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
8%
Longan
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
15%
Longan
Fats
2%
Banana
0%
Longan

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.