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Banana vs Pineapple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Banana and Pineapple?

  • Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, and Potassium, yet Pineapple is richer in Vitamin C, and Manganese.
  • Pineapple's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 43% higher.
  • Banana has 3 times more Potassium than Pineapple. Banana has 358mg of Potassium, while Pineapple has 109mg.
  • Pineapple contains less Sugar.

We used Bananas, raw and Pineapple, raw, all varieties 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
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +228.4%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +11.5%
Contains more Copper +41%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 11% 9% 4% 10% 1% 4% 37%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +228.4%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +11.5%
Contains more Copper +41%
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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +227.7%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +449.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Equal in Vitamin A - 58
Equal in Folate - 18
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 4% 1% 0% 160% 20% 8% 10% 13% 26% 14% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +227.7%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +449.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Equal in Vitamin A - 58
Equal in Folate - 18

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Pineapple Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 11.72g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.54g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.12g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 13.12g Banana
Calories 89kcal 50kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g 0g Banana
Fructose 4.85g 2.12g Banana
Sugar 12.23g 9.85g Pineapple
Fiber 2.6g 1.4g Banana
Calcium 5mg 13mg Pineapple
Iron 0.26mg 0.29mg Pineapple
Magnesium 27mg 12mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 8mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 109mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.15mg 0.12mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.11mg Pineapple
Vitamin A 64IU 58IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.02mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.7mg 47.8mg Pineapple
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.079mg Pineapple
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.032mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.5mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.213mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.112mg Banana
Folate 20µg 18µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0.7µg Pineapple
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.005mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg 0.019mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg 0.019mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg 0.024mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.026mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg 0.012mg Pineapple
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.021mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.024mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg 0.01mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.112g 0.009g Pineapple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.013g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.04g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Pineapple
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
21
Pineapple
Mineral Summary Score
13
Banana
10
Pineapple

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%
Pineapple
Carbohydrates
23%
Banana
13%
Pineapple
Fats
2%
Banana
1%
Pineapple

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pineapple
Pineapple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.103g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Pineapple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169124/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.