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Banana vs. Jalapeño — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Banana and Jalapeño different?

  • Banana is higher in Manganese, however, Jalapeño is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jalapeño is 122% higher.
  • Banana contains 3 times more Sugar than Jalapeño. While Banana contains 12.23g of Sugar, Jalapeño contains only 4.12g.

Bananas, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, raw are the varieties 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 Magnesium +80%
Contains more Potassium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +69.6%
Contains more Manganese +178.4%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
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 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Potassium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +69.6%
Contains more Manganese +178.4%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Zinc - 0.14

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 Choline +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1584.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +3480%
Contains more Vitamin C +1263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315
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 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Contains more Choline +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1584.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +3480%
Contains more Vitamin C +1263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +19.8%
Contains more Carbs +251.4%
Contains more Other +56.6%
Contains more Fats +12.1%
Contains more Water +22.4%
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
Contains more Protein +19.8%
Contains more Carbs +251.4%
Contains more Other +56.6%
Contains more Fats +12.1%
Contains more Water +22.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +53.4%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.029
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
39% 12% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.112 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +53.4%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.029

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +236.5%
Contains more Fructose +84.4%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
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
36% 64%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 1.48 g
Fructose: 2.63 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +236.5%
Contains more Fructose +84.4%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 3.7g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.91g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 22.84g 6.5g Banana
Calories 89kcal 29kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g 2.63g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 4.12g Jalapeño
Fiber 2.6g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 5mg 12mg Jalapeño
Iron 0.26mg 0.25mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 15mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 26mg Jalapeño
Potassium 358mg 248mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 3mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg 0.14mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.046mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg 0.097mg Banana
Selenium 1µg 0.4µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 54µg Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.1mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 8.7mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.07mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.315mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 20µg 27µg Jalapeño
Choline 9.8mg 7.5mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.092g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.029g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.112g Jalapeño
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Jalapeño
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
59%
Jalapeño
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
9%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.11g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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)

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/nutrients

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

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