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Common fig vs Cooking plantain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Common fig and Cooking plantain?

  • Cooking plantain has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin A than Common fig.
  • Cooking plantain's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 18% higher.
  • Cooking plantain has 12 times less Calcium than Common fig. Common fig has 35mg of Calcium, while Cooking plantain has 3mg.

We used Figs, raw and Plantains, raw 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 Calcium +1066.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +115.1%
Contains more Magnesium +117.6%
Contains more Copper +15.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 11% 21% 13% 24% 5% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 1% 45% 27% 27% 4% 15% 1%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +115.1%
Contains more Magnesium +117.6%
Contains more Copper +15.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.9%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +571.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +820%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.6%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.054
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 9% 3% 0% 15% 12% 8% 18% 27% 0% 12% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 62% 68% 3% 0% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 0% 2% 17%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +571.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +820%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.6%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.054

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.
Common fig Cooking plantain
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Common fig Cooking plantain Opinion
Calories 74kcal 122kcal Cooking plantain
Protein 0.75g 1.3g Cooking plantain
Fats 0.3g 0.37g Cooking plantain
Vitamin C 2mg 18.4mg Cooking plantain
Net carbs 16.28g 29.59g Cooking plantain
Carbs 19.18g 31.89g Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.37mg 0.6mg Cooking plantain
Calcium 35mg 3mg Common fig
Potassium 232mg 499mg Cooking plantain
Magnesium 17mg 37mg Cooking plantain
Sugar 16.26g 15g Cooking plantain
Fiber 2.9g 2.3g Common fig
Copper 0.07mg 0.081mg Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.15mg 0.14mg Common fig
Starch g g
Phosphorus 14mg 34mg Cooking plantain
Sodium 1mg 4mg Common fig
Vitamin A 142IU 1127IU Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.14mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.052mg Common fig
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.054mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.686mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.3mg 0.26mg Common fig
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.299mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.7µg 0.7µg Common fig
Folate 6µg 22µg Cooking plantain
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.06g 0.143g Common fig
Monounsaturated Fat 0.066g 0.032g Common fig
Polyunsaturated fat 0.144g 0.069g Common fig
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.015mg Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.024mg 0.034mg Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.023mg 0.036mg Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.033mg 0.059mg Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.03mg 0.06mg Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.006mg 0.017mg Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.044mg Cooking plantain
Valine 0.028mg 0.046mg Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.011mg 0.064mg Cooking plantain
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Common fig Cooking plantain
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
9
Common fig
23
Cooking plantain
Mineral Summary Score
11
Common fig
17
Cooking plantain

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
5%
Common fig
8%
Cooking plantain
Carbohydrates
19%
Common fig
32%
Cooking plantain
Fats
1%
Common fig
2%
Cooking plantain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Common fig
Common fig contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Common fig
Common fig is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.083g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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. Common fig - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173021/nutrients
  2. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.