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Fruit salad vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fruit salad and Banana

  • The amount of Vitamin B6, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Manganese in Banana is higher than in Fruit salad.
  • Banana covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 26% more than Fruit salad.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fruit salad, (peach and pear and apricot and pineapple and cherry), canned, juice pack, solids and liquids 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
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Copper +56%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Equal in Zinc - 0.15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 11% 6% 17% 4% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Copper +56%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Equal in Zinc - 0.15

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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Banana
Contains more Vitamin A +837.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +421.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +530.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1259.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 36% 0% 0% 3% 4% 7% 4% 7% 0% 0% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 29% 4% 2% 0% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 0% 2% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +837.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +421.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +530.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1259.3%
Contains more Folate +566.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fruit salad Banana Opinion
Calories 50kcal 89kcal Banana
Protein 0.51g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.03g 0.33g Banana
Vitamin C 3.3mg 8.7mg Banana
Net carbs 12.05g 20.24g Banana
Carbs 13.05g 22.84g Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.25mg 0.26mg Banana
Calcium 11mg 5mg Fruit salad
Potassium 116mg 358mg Banana
Magnesium 8mg 27mg Banana
Sugar g 12.23g Fruit salad
Fiber 1g 2.6g Banana
Copper 0.05mg 0.078mg Banana
Zinc 0.14mg 0.15mg Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Phosphorus 14mg 22mg Banana
Sodium 5mg 1mg Banana
Vitamin A 600IU 64IU Fruit salad
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.014mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.356mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.053mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.027mg 0.367mg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.5µg Banana
Folate 3µg 20µg Banana
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.004g 0.112g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011g 0.073g Banana
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
Fructose g 4.85g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fruit salad Banana
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
6
Fruit salad
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
7
Fruit salad
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
3%
Fruit salad
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
13%
Fruit salad
23%
Banana
Fats
0%
Fruit salad
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.108g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fruit salad
Fruit salad is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana 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. Fruit salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174670/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.