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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 Sugar.

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

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 Folate +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 68% 3% 0% 62% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 17% 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 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 0%
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 Folate +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15

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.
Cooking plantain Kumquat
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cooking plantain Kumquat Opinion
Net carbs 29.59g 9.4g Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3g 1.88g Kumquat
Fats 0.37g 0.86g Kumquat
Carbs 31.89g 15.9g Cooking plantain
Calories 122kcal 71kcal Cooking plantain
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 15g 9.36g Kumquat
Fiber 2.3g 6.5g Kumquat
Calcium 3mg 62mg Kumquat
Iron 0.6mg 0.86mg Kumquat
Magnesium 37mg 20mg Cooking plantain
Phosphorus 34mg 19mg Cooking plantain
Potassium 499mg 186mg Cooking plantain
Sodium 4mg 10mg Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.14mg 0.17mg Kumquat
Copper 0.081mg 0.095mg Kumquat
Vitamin A 1127IU 290IU Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.15mg Kumquat
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.4mg 43.9mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.037mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054mg 0.09mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.686mg 0.429mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.208mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299mg 0.036mg Cooking plantain
Folate 22µg 17µg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 0µg Cooking plantain
Tryptophan 0.015mg mg Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034mg mg Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036mg mg Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059mg mg Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06mg mg Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.017mg mg Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044mg mg Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046mg mg Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064mg mg Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.143g 0.103g Kumquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.154g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069g 0.171g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cooking plantain Kumquat
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
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 food.
Protein
8%
Cooking plantain
11%
Kumquat
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
16%
Kumquat
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
4%
Kumquat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.