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Banana vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Banana and Papaya?

  • Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium, yet Papaya is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Papaya's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% higher.
  • Banana has 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Papaya. Banana has 0.367mg of Vitamin B6, while Papaya has 0.038mg.
  • Papaya contains less Sugar.

We used Bananas, raw and Papayas, raw types in this comparison.

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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
7
:
1
Papaya
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Potassium +96.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +73.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +120%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Equal in Iron - 0.25

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
5
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5
Papaya
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +865.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +1384.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%
Contains more Folate +85%
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +865.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +1384.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%
Contains more Folate +85%

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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Papaya

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Papaya Opinion
Calories 89 43 Banana
Protein 1.09 0.47 Banana
Fats 0.33 0.26 Banana
Vitamin C 8.7 60.9 Papaya
Carbs 22.84 10.82 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.26 0.25 Banana
Calcium 5 20 Papaya
Potassium 358 182 Banana
Magnesium 27 21 Banana
Sugar 12.23 7.82 Papaya
Fiber 2.6 1.7 Banana
Copper 0.078 0.045 Banana
Zinc 0.15 0.08 Banana
Starch 5.38 0 Banana
Phosphorus 22 10 Banana
Sodium 1 8 Banana
Vitamin A 64 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.1 0.3 Papaya
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.023 Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.027 Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665 0.357 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334 0.191 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367 0.038 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.5 2.6 Papaya
Folate 20 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.112 0.081 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073 0.058 Banana
Tryptophan 0.009 0.008 Banana
Threonine 0.028 0.011 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 0.008 Banana
Leucine 0.068 0.016 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.025 Banana
Methionine 0.008 0.002 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 0.009 Banana
Valine 0.047 0.01 Banana
Histidine 0.077 0.005 Banana
Fructose 4.85 3.73 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 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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.