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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 RAE, and Iron than Pear.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Cooking plantain is 21% higher.
  • Cooking plantain contains 56 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pear. While Cooking plantain contains 56µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +428.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.2%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 23% 27% 15% 45% 1% 4% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 7% 5% 6% 11% 1% 3% 28%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +428.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.2%
Contains more Zinc +40%
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 A +4408%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +327.9%
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 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 2% 3% 0% 15% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 6% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +4408%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +327.9%
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%

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 Pear
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cooking plantain Pear Opinion
Net carbs 29.59g 12.13g Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3g 0.36g Cooking plantain
Fats 0.37g 0.14g Cooking plantain
Carbs 31.89g 15.23g Cooking plantain
Calories 122kcal 57kcal Cooking plantain
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.42g Pear
Sugar 15g 9.75g Pear
Fiber 2.3g 3.1g Pear
Calcium 3mg 9mg Pear
Iron 0.6mg 0.18mg Cooking plantain
Magnesium 37mg 7mg Cooking plantain
Phosphorus 34mg 12mg Cooking plantain
Potassium 499mg 116mg Cooking plantain
Sodium 4mg 1mg Pear
Zinc 0.14mg 0.1mg Cooking plantain
Copper 0.081mg 0.082mg Pear
Vitamin A 1127IU 25IU Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.12mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.4mg 4.3mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.012mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054mg 0.026mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.686mg 0.161mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.049mg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299mg 0.029mg Cooking plantain
Folate 22µg 7µg Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.7µg 4.4µg Pear
Tryptophan 0.015mg 0.002mg Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034mg 0.011mg Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.011mg Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059mg 0.019mg Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06mg 0.017mg Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.017mg 0.002mg Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044mg 0.011mg Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046mg 0.017mg Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064mg 0.002mg Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.143g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069g 0.094g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cooking plantain Pear
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
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 food.
Protein
8%
Cooking plantain
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
15%
Pear
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pear
Pear is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.