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Cooking plantain vs Kumquat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cooking plantain and Kumquat?

  • Cooking plantain is richer in Vitamin B6 and Potassium, while Kumquat is higher in Vitamin C, Fiber and Calcium.
  • Kumquat's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 28% higher.
  • Kumquat has 8 times less Vitamin B6 than Cooking plantain. Cooking plantain has 0.299mg of Vitamin B6, while Kumquat has 0.036mg.
  • Kumquat is lower in Sugars.

We used Plantains, raw and Kumquats, 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
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Contains more Potassium +168.3%
Contains more Magnesium +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 1% 45% 27% 27% 4% 15% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Contains more Potassium +168.3%
Contains more Magnesium +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +1966.7%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%

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 A +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +730.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +730.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
23
Cooking plantain
20
Kumquat
Mineral Summary Score
17
Cooking plantain
16
Kumquat

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 the food
Protein
8%
Cooking plantain
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
16%
Kumquat
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
4%
Kumquat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cooking plantain Kumquat
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cooking plantain Kumquat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Kumquat
Kumquat contains less Sugars (difference - 5.64g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cooking plantain Kumquat Opinion
Calories 122 71 Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3 1.88 Kumquat
Fats 0.37 0.86 Kumquat
Vitamin C 18.4 43.9 Kumquat
Carbs 31.89 15.9 Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.86 Kumquat
Calcium 3 62 Kumquat
Potassium 499 186 Cooking plantain
Magnesium 37 20 Cooking plantain
Sugars 15 9.36 Kumquat
Fiber 2.3 6.5 Kumquat
Copper 0.081 0.095 Kumquat
Zinc 0.14 0.17 Kumquat
Starch
Phosphorus 34 19 Cooking plantain
Sodium 4 10 Cooking plantain
Vitamin A 1127 290 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14 0.15 Kumquat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.037 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054 0.09 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.686 0.429 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26 0.208 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299 0.036 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 0 Cooking plantain
Folate 22 17 Cooking plantain
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.143 0.103 Kumquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.154 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069 0.171 Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.015 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059 Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06 Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.017 Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044 Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046 Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064 Cooking plantain
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/nutrients
  2. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.