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Cooking plantain vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cooking plantain and Pear different?

  • Cooking plantain has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin A and Iron than Pear.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Cooking plantain is 21% higher.
  • Cooking plantain contains 56 times more Vitamin A than Pear. While Cooking plantain contains 56µg of Vitamin A, Pear contains only 1µg.

Plantains, raw and Pears, 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
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Pear
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.2%
Contains more Magnesium +428.6%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 1% 45% 27% 27% 4% 15% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.2%
Contains more Magnesium +428.6%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Copper - 0.082

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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Pear
Contains more Vitamin C +327.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4408%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +931%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +528.6%
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 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +327.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4408%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +931%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +528.6%

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
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
17
Cooking plantain
8
Pear

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
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
15%
Pear
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
1%
Pear

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 Pear
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cooking plantain Pear
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?
Pear
Pear contains less Sugars (difference - 5.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.121g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Pear Opinion
Calories 122 57 Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3 0.36 Cooking plantain
Fats 0.37 0.14 Cooking plantain
Vitamin C 18.4 4.3 Cooking plantain
Carbs 31.89 15.23 Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.18 Cooking plantain
Calcium 3 9 Pear
Potassium 499 116 Cooking plantain
Magnesium 37 7 Cooking plantain
Sugars 15 9.75 Pear
Fiber 2.3 3.1 Pear
Copper 0.081 0.082 Pear
Zinc 0.14 0.1 Cooking plantain
Starch
Phosphorus 34 12 Cooking plantain
Sodium 4 1 Pear
Vitamin A 1127 25 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14 0.12 Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.012 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054 0.026 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.686 0.161 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26 0.049 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299 0.029 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 4.4 Pear
Folate 22 7 Cooking plantain
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.143 0.022 Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.084 Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069 0.094 Pear
Tryptophan 0.015 0.002 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034 0.011 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036 0.011 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059 0.019 Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06 0.017 Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.017 0.002 Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044 0.011 Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046 0.017 Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064 0.002 Cooking plantain
Fructose 6.42 Pear

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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.