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Currant vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Currant and Banana

  • Currant has more Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin K, and Fiber, however Banana has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Currant is 36% higher.
  • Banana has 22 times less Vitamin K than Currant. Currant has 11µg of Vitamin K, while Banana has 0.5µg.

Food types used in this article are Currants, red and white, raw and Bananas, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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2
Banana
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +37.2%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +37.2%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Equal in Sodium - 1

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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6
Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +371.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +565%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +371.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +565%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1

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.
Currant Banana
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Currant Banana Opinion
Net carbs 9.5g 20.24g Banana
Protein 1.4g 1.09g Currant
Fats 0.2g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 13.8g 22.84g Banana
Calories 56kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Fructose 3.53g 4.85g Banana
Sugar 7.37g 12.23g Currant
Fiber 4.3g 2.6g Currant
Calcium 33mg 5mg Currant
Iron 1mg 0.26mg Currant
Magnesium 13mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 44mg 22mg Currant
Potassium 275mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.23mg 0.15mg Currant
Copper 0.107mg 0.078mg Currant
Vitamin A 42IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 41mg 8.7mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.031mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 8µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 11µg 0.5µg Currant
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine mg 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.112g Currant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.073g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Currant Banana
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
18
Currant
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
18
Currant
13
Banana

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%
Currant
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
14%
Currant
23%
Banana
Fats
1%
Currant
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Currant
Currant is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.86g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Currant
Currant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.095g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/nutrients
  2. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/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.