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Banana vs. Pomelo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Banana and Pomelo

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber, however, Pomelo is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Pomelo covers your daily Vitamin C needs 58% more than Banana.
  • Pomelo contains 16 times less Manganese than Banana. Banana contains 0.27mg of Manganese, while Pomelo contains 0.017mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Bananas, raw and Pummelo, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
9
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0
Pomelo
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +136.4%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +65.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +1488.2%
Equal in Sodium - 1
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 2% 5% 5% 8% 20% 1% 3% 16% 3% 0%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +136.4%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +65.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +1488.2%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Banana
10
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2
Pomelo
Contains more Vitamin A +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +601.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.034
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 1% 0% 0% 204% 9% 7% 5% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +601.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.034

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Banana
4
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1
Pomelo
Contains more Protein +43.4%
Contains more Fats +725%
Contains more Carbs +137.4%
Contains more Other +72.9%
Contains more Water +18.9%
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
10% 89%
Protein: 0.76 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 9.62 g
Water: 89.1 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Protein +43.4%
Contains more Fats +725%
Contains more Carbs +137.4%
Contains more Other +72.9%
Contains more Water +18.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Banana Pomelo
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 Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Banana Pomelo Opinion
Net carbs 20.24g 8.62g Banana
Protein 1.09g 0.76g Banana
Fats 0.33g 0.04g Banana
Carbs 22.84g 9.62g Banana
Calories 89kcal 38kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g Pomelo
Fiber 2.6g 1g Banana
Calcium 5mg 4mg Banana
Iron 0.26mg 0.11mg Banana
Magnesium 27mg 6mg Banana
Phosphorus 22mg 17mg Banana
Potassium 358mg 216mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.15mg 0.08mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg 0.048mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg 0.017mg Banana
Selenium 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 64IU 8IU Banana
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin C 8.7mg 61mg Pomelo
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.034mg Pomelo
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.027mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.665mg 0.22mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.367mg 0.036mg Banana
Folate 20µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg Banana
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 Pomelo
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Banana Pomelo
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
18%
Pomelo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Banana
6%
Pomelo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pomelo
Pomelo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 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)

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. Pomelo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167754/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.