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Banana vs. Mandarin orange — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Mandarin orange different?

  • Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium, while Mandarin orange is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Banana covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 22% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Banana contains 7 times more Manganese than Mandarin orange. Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, while Mandarin orange contains 0.039mg.

Bananas, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +115.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Manganese +592.3%
Contains more Selenium +900%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20
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 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +115.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Contains more Manganese +592.3%
Contains more Selenium +900%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Equal in Phosphorus - 20

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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +964.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Equal in Choline - 10.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 6% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +964.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Equal in Choline - 10.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +34.6%
Contains more Carbs +71.2%
Contains more Other +124.3%
Contains more Water +13.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.31
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
13% 85%
Protein: 0.81 g
Fats: 0.31 g
Carbs: 13.34 g
Water: 85.17 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Protein +34.6%
Contains more Carbs +71.2%
Contains more Other +124.3%
Contains more Water +13.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.31

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +87.5%
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
24% 37% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.065 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +87.5%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +133.8%
Contains more Fructose +102.1%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +153.1%
31% 14% 28% 28%
Starch: 5.38 g
Sucrose: 2.39 g
Glucose: 4.98 g
Fructose: 4.85 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0 g
57% 20% 23%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 6.05 g
Glucose: 2.13 g
Fructose: 2.4 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +133.8%
Contains more Fructose +102.1%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +153.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 11.54g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.81g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.31g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 13.34g Banana
Calories 89kcal 53kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g 0g Banana
Fructose 4.85g 2.4g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 10.58g Mandarin orange
Fiber 2.6g 1.8g Banana
Calcium 5mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.26mg 0.15mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 12mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 20mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 166mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 2mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.07mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.042mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg 0.039mg Banana
Selenium 1µg 0.1µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 34µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin C 8.7mg 26.7mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.036mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.376mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.216mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.078mg Banana
Folate 20µg 16µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg 10.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.002mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg 0.016mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.017mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg 0.028mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.032mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.002mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.018mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.021mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg 0.011mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.039g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.065g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Mandarin orange
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
16%
Mandarin orange
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
7%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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