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Plantain vs. Loquat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Plantain and Loquat

  • Loquat has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Plantain's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 11% more.
  • Plantain has 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Loquat. Plantain has 0.756mg of Vitamin B3, while Loquat has 0.18mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Plantains, cooked and Loquats, 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.
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +146.2%
Contains more Potassium +74.8%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Copper +65%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Phosphorus - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 22% 23% 12% 42% 1% 4% 22% 0% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 12% 24% 1% 2% 14% 20% 4%
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +146.2%
Contains more Potassium +74.8%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Copper +65%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Phosphorus - 27

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.
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Loquat
Contains more Vitamin C +990%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 55% 3% 0% 37% 12% 12% 15% 14% 56% 20% 0% 7% 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 92% 0% 0% 4% 5% 6% 4% 0% 24% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +990%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +83.7%
Contains more Carbs +156.6%
Contains more Other +16%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Water +28.9%
31% 67%
Protein: 0.79 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 31.15 g
Water: 67.3 g
Other: 0.58 g
12% 87%
Protein: 0.43 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 12.14 g
Water: 86.73 g
Other: 0.5 g
Contains more Protein +83.7%
Contains more Carbs +156.6%
Contains more Other +16%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Water +28.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +87.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175.8%
59% 13% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.033 g
29% 6% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.091 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +87.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Plantain Loquat
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Plantain Loquat Opinion
Net carbs 28.85g 10.44g Plantain
Protein 0.79g 0.43g Plantain
Fats 0.18g 0.2g Loquat
Carbs 31.15g 12.14g Plantain
Calories 116kcal 47kcal Plantain
Sugar 14g Loquat
Fiber 2.3g 1.7g Plantain
Calcium 2mg 16mg Loquat
Iron 0.58mg 0.28mg Plantain
Magnesium 32mg 13mg Plantain
Phosphorus 28mg 27mg Plantain
Potassium 465mg 266mg Plantain
Sodium 5mg 1mg Loquat
Zinc 0.13mg 0.05mg Plantain
Copper 0.066mg 0.04mg Plantain
Manganese 0.148mg Loquat
Selenium 1.4µg 0.6µg Plantain
Vitamin A 909IU 1528IU Loquat
Vitamin A RAE 45µg 76µg Loquat
Vitamin E 0.13mg Plantain
Vitamin C 10.9mg 1mg Plantain
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.019mg Plantain
Vitamin B2 0.052mg 0.024mg Plantain
Vitamin B3 0.756mg 0.18mg Plantain
Vitamin B5 0.233mg Plantain
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.1mg Plantain
Folate 26µg 14µg Plantain
Choline 12.7mg Plantain
Vitamin K 0.7µg Plantain
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.005mg Plantain
Threonine 0.021mg 0.015mg Plantain
Isoleucine 0.022mg 0.015mg Plantain
Leucine 0.036mg 0.026mg Plantain
Lysine 0.037mg 0.023mg Plantain
Methionine 0.01mg 0.004mg Plantain
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.014mg Plantain
Valine 0.028mg 0.021mg Plantain
Histidine 0.039mg 0.007mg Plantain
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.04g Loquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0.008g Plantain
Polyunsaturated fat 0.033g 0.091g Loquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Plantain Loquat
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
18%
Plantain
11%
Loquat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Plantain
10%
Loquat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Plantain
Plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Plantain
Plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Loquat
Loquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Loquat
Loquat contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Loquat
Loquat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Loquat
Loquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
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 ($)

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. Plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169131/nutrients
  2. Loquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169908/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.