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Guava vs. Banana — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Guava and Banana different?

  • Guava is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, and Folate, however, Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Guava is 244% higher.
  • Guava contains 7 times more Vitamin E than Banana. While Guava contains 0.73mg of Vitamin E , Banana contains only 0.1mg.
  • Guava has less Sugar.

Guavas, common, raw and Bananas, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Guava
5
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4
Banana
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.5%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +80%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77% 20% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.5%
Contains more Zinc +53.3%
Contains more Copper +194.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Manganese +80%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.26

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.
Guava
8
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2
Banana
Contains more Vitamin A +875%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin C +2524.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Folate +145%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 0% 7%
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 A +875%
Contains more Vitamin E +630%
Contains more Vitamin C +2524.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35%
Contains more Folate +145%
Contains more Vitamin K +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
4
:
1
Banana
Contains more Protein +133.9%
Contains more Fats +187.9%
Contains more Other +66.3%
Contains more Carbs +59.5%
Equal in Water - 74.91
3% 14% 81%
Protein: 2.55 g
Fats: 0.95 g
Carbs: 14.32 g
Water: 80.8 g
Other: 1.38 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 Protein +133.9%
Contains more Fats +187.9%
Contains more Other +66.3%
Contains more Carbs +59.5%
Equal in Water - 74.91

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Guava
2
:
1
Banana
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +171.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +449.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%
36% 11% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.401 g
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +171.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +449.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Guava Banana Opinion
Net carbs 8.92g 20.24g Banana
Protein 2.55g 1.09g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.33g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 22.84g Banana
Calories 68kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 8.92g 12.23g Guava
Fiber 5.4g 2.6g Guava
Calcium 18mg 5mg Guava
Iron 0.26mg 0.26mg
Magnesium 22mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 40mg 22mg Guava
Potassium 417mg 358mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.23mg 0.15mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.078mg Guava
Manganese 0.15mg 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 0.6µg 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 624IU 64IU Guava
Vitamin A RAE 31µg 3µg Guava
Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.1mg Guava
Vitamin C 228.3mg 8.7mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.031mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 0.665mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451mg 0.334mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 49µg 20µg Guava
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.5µg Guava
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.009mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg 0.028mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg 0.028mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg 0.068mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg 0.05mg Guava
Methionine 0.016mg 0.008mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.087mg 0.047mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg 0.077mg Banana
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.112g Banana
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.032g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g 0.073g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Guava 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
80%
Guava
16%
Banana
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Guava
14%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Guava
Guava is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Banana
Banana is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.