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Breadfruit vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Breadfruit and Banana different?

  • Breadfruit is higher in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin B1, however Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Breadfruit is 23% higher.
  • Breadfruit contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Banana. While Breadfruit contains 0.11mg of Vitamin B1, Banana contains only 0.031mg.

Breadfruit, raw and Bananas, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Iron +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Copper - 0.078
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 18% 13% 44% 1% 4% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Iron +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Copper - 0.078

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
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Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 97% 28% 7% 17% 28% 24% 11% 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% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.5

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.
Breadfruit Banana
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Breadfruit Banana Opinion
Net carbs 22.22g 20.24g Breadfruit
Protein 1.07g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.23g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 27.12g 22.84g Breadfruit
Calories 103kcal 89kcal Breadfruit
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 4.85g Banana
Sugar 11g 12.23g Breadfruit
Fiber 4.9g 2.6g Breadfruit
Calcium 17mg 5mg Breadfruit
Iron 0.54mg 0.26mg Breadfruit
Magnesium 25mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 30mg 22mg Breadfruit
Potassium 490mg 358mg Breadfruit
Sodium 2mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.12mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.084mg 0.078mg Breadfruit
Vitamin A 0IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29mg 8.7mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.031mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.9mg 0.665mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B5 0.457mg 0.334mg Breadfruit
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 14µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0.5µg
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.052mg 0.028mg Breadfruit
Isoleucine 0.064mg 0.028mg Breadfruit
Leucine 0.065mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.037mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.01mg 0.008mg Breadfruit
Phenylalanine 0.026mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg 0.047mg
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.048g 0.112g Breadfruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.032g Breadfruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.066g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Breadfruit Banana
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
18
Breadfruit
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
16
Breadfruit
13
Banana

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
6%
Breadfruit
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
27%
Breadfruit
23%
Banana
Fats
1%
Breadfruit
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is cheaper?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Breadfruit
Breadfruit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Breadfruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171714/nutrients
  2. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.