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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +56%
Contains more Manganese +78.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Equal in Zinc - 0.15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.3% 9.4% 5.7% 6% 10% 0.65% 3.8% 17% 20% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 9.8% 19% 9.4% 32% 0.13% 4.1% 26% 35% 5.5%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +56%
Contains more Manganese +78.8%
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" charts 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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 36% 0% 0% 11% 2.8% 3.2% 6.7% 3.2% 6.2% 2.3% 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 3.8% 2% 0% 29% 7.8% 17% 12% 20% 85% 15% 0% 5.3% 1.3%
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +15%
Contains more Protein +113.7%
Contains more Fats +1000%
Contains more Carbs +75%
Contains more Other +219.2%
13% 86%
Protein: 0.51 g
Fats: 0.03 g
Carbs: 13.05 g
Water: 86.15 g
Other: 0.26 g
23% 75%
Protein: 1.09 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 22.84 g
Water: 74.91 g
Other: 0.83 g
Contains more Water +15%
Contains more Protein +113.7%
Contains more Fats +1000%
Contains more Carbs +75%
Contains more Other +219.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +540%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +563.6%
20% 25% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.004 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.011 g
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +540%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +563.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Net carbs 12.05g 20.24g Banana
Protein 0.51g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.03g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 13.05g 22.84g Banana
Calories 50kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g Fruit salad
Fiber 1g 2.6g Banana
Calcium 11mg 5mg Fruit salad
Iron 0.25mg 0.26mg Banana
Magnesium 8mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 14mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 116mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 5mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.14mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.05mg 0.078mg Banana
Manganese 0.151mg 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 600IU 64IU Fruit salad
Vitamin A RAE 30µg 3µg Fruit salad
Vitamin E 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin C 3.3mg 8.7mg Banana
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
Folate 3µg 20µg Banana
Choline 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.004g 0.112g Fruit salad
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.011g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fruit salad Banana
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
5%
Fruit salad
15%
Banana
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Fruit salad
14%
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

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. 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.