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Banana vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Banana and Pear

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Vitamin B5 than Pear.
  • Banana's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 26% more.
  • Banana contains 7 times more Vitamin B5 than Pear. Banana contains 0.334mg of Vitamin B5, while Pear contains 0.049mg.
  • Pear contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Bananas, raw and Pears, 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
5
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2
Pear
Contains more Iron +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains more Magnesium +285.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Equal in Copper - 0.082
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 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains more Magnesium +285.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Equal in Copper - 0.082
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
8
:
2
Pear
Contains more Vitamin C +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +581.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%
Contains more Folate +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +780%
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 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +581.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%
Contains more Folate +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +780%

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 Pear
Lower in Sugar 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
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Pear Opinion
Calories 89kcal 57kcal Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.36g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.14g Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 4.3mg Banana
Net carbs 20.24g 12.13g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 15.23g Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.26mg 0.18mg Banana
Calcium 5mg 9mg Pear
Potassium 358mg 116mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 7mg Banana
Sugar 12.23g 9.75g Pear
Fiber 2.6g 3.1g Pear
Copper 0.078mg 0.082mg Pear
Zinc 0.15mg 0.1mg Banana
Starch 5.38g g Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 12mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Vitamin A 64IU 25IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.12mg Pear
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.012mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.026mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.161mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.049mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.029mg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 4.4µg Pear
Folate 20µg 7µg Banana
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.094g Pear
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.002mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg 0.011mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.011mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg 0.019mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.017mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.002mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.011mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.017mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg 0.002mg Banana
Fructose 4.85g 6.42g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Banana Pear
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
15%
Pear
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pear
Pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.48g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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 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)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.