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Java plum vs. Banana — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Java plum and Banana

  • Java plum has more Vitamin C, however, Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Banana covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 25% more than Java plum.
  • Banana contains 2 times less Vitamin C than Java plum. Java plum contains 14.3mg of Vitamin C, while Banana contains 8.7mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Java-plum, (jambolan), 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +353.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 8% 11% 8% 7% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +353.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%

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 C +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +2033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +865.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 48% 2% 3% 5% 0% 9% 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 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 6% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +2033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +865.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +11%
Contains more Protein +51.4%
Contains more Fats +43.5%
Contains more Carbs +46.8%
Contains more Other +130.6%
Equal in Water - 74.91
16% 83%
Protein: 0.72 g
Fats: 0.23 g
Carbs: 15.56 g
Water: 83.13 g
Other: 0.36 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 +11%
Contains more Protein +51.4%
Contains more Fats +43.5%
Contains more Carbs +46.8%
Contains more Other +130.6%
Equal in Water - 74.91

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Java plum Banana Opinion
Net carbs 15.56g 20.24g Banana
Protein 0.72g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.23g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 15.56g 22.84g Banana
Calories 60kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 12.23g Java plum
Fiber 2.6g Banana
Calcium 19mg 5mg Java plum
Iron 0.19mg 0.26mg Banana
Magnesium 15mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 17mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 79mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 14mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.078mg Banana
Manganese 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 3IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Banana
Vitamin E 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin C 14.3mg 8.7mg Java plum
Vitamin B1 0.006mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.012mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.26mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 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 0.112g Java plum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Java plum 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%
Java plum
15%
Banana
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Java plum
14%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Java plum
Java plum is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Java plum
Java plum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Java plum
Java plum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is cheaper?
Java plum
Java plum is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
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. Java plum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168150/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.