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Custard apple vs. Plantain — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Custard apple and Plantain

  • Custard apple is richer than Plantain in Vitamin C.
  • Custard apple contains 15 times more Calcium than Plantain. Custard apple contains 30mg of Calcium, while Plantain contains 2mg.

Food types used in this article are Custard-apple, (bullock's-heart), raw and Plantains, cooked.

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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 Calcium +1400%
Contains more Iron +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +21.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 27% 13% 9% 34% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 22% 23% 12% 42% 1% 4% 22% 0% 8%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Iron +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +21.7%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.24
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 64% 20% 24% 10% 9% 51% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +76.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2654.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.24

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +115.2%
Contains more Fats +233.3%
Contains more Other +72.4%
Contains more Carbs +23.6%
Equal in Water - 67.3
2% 25% 72%
Protein: 1.7 g
Fats: 0.6 g
Carbs: 25.2 g
Water: 71.5 g
Other: 1 g
31% 67%
Protein: 0.79 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 31.15 g
Water: 67.3 g
Other: 0.58 g
Contains more Protein +115.2%
Contains more Fats +233.3%
Contains more Other +72.4%
Contains more Carbs +23.6%
Equal in Water - 67.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.1%
100%
Saturated Fat: 0.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
59% 13% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.033 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Custard apple Plantain Opinion
Net carbs 22.8g 28.85g Plantain
Protein 1.7g 0.79g Custard apple
Fats 0.6g 0.18g Custard apple
Carbs 25.2g 31.15g Plantain
Calories 101kcal 116kcal Plantain
Sugar 14g Custard apple
Fiber 2.4g 2.3g Custard apple
Calcium 30mg 2mg Custard apple
Iron 0.71mg 0.58mg Custard apple
Magnesium 18mg 32mg Plantain
Phosphorus 21mg 28mg Plantain
Potassium 382mg 465mg Plantain
Sodium 4mg 5mg Custard apple
Zinc 0.13mg Plantain
Copper 0.066mg Plantain
Selenium 1.4µg Plantain
Vitamin A 33IU 909IU Plantain
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 45µg Plantain
Vitamin E 0.13mg Plantain
Vitamin C 19.2mg 10.9mg Custard apple
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.046mg Custard apple
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.052mg Custard apple
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.756mg Plantain
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.233mg Plantain
Vitamin B6 0.221mg 0.24mg Plantain
Folate 26µg Plantain
Choline 12.7mg Plantain
Vitamin K 0.7µg Plantain
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.009mg Plantain
Threonine 0.021mg Plantain
Isoleucine 0.022mg Plantain
Leucine 0.036mg Plantain
Lysine 0.037mg 0.037mg
Methionine 0.004mg 0.01mg Plantain
Phenylalanine 0.027mg Plantain
Valine 0.028mg Plantain
Histidine 0.039mg Plantain
Saturated Fat 0.231g 0.069g Plantain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g Plantain
Polyunsaturated fat 0.033g Plantain

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Custard apple Plantain
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
14%
Custard apple
18%
Plantain
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Custard apple
13%
Plantain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Plantain
Plantain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.162g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Plantain
Plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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?
Custard apple
Custard apple is lower in Sugar (difference - 14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Custard apple
Custard apple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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. Custard apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171725/nutrients
  2. Plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169131/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.