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Kumquat vs. Banana — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kumquat and Banana different?

  • Kumquat is higher in Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, and Calcium, however, Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Kumquat is 39% higher.
  • Kumquat contains 12 times more Calcium than Banana. While Kumquat contains 62mg of Calcium, Banana contains only 5mg.
  • Kumquat has less Sugar.

Kumquats, 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.
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Banana
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32% 18% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27% 36% 6%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

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 +353.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.4%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
Contains more Choline +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 5% 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 A +353.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +919.4%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
Contains more Choline +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Banana
Contains more Protein +72.5%
Contains more Fats +160.6%
Contains more Carbs +43.6%
Contains more Other +62.7%
Equal in Water - 74.91
2% 16% 81%
Protein: 1.88 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 15.9 g
Water: 80.85 g
Other: 0.51 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 +72.5%
Contains more Fats +160.6%
Contains more Carbs +43.6%
Contains more Other +62.7%
Equal in Water - 74.91

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Banana
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.2%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.112
24% 36% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.103 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
52% 15% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.112 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.2%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.112

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kumquat Banana Opinion
Net carbs 9.4g 20.24g Banana
Protein 1.88g 1.09g Kumquat
Fats 0.86g 0.33g Kumquat
Carbs 15.9g 22.84g Banana
Calories 71kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch 5.38g Banana
Fructose 4.85g Banana
Sugar 9.36g 12.23g Kumquat
Fiber 6.5g 2.6g Kumquat
Calcium 62mg 5mg Kumquat
Iron 0.86mg 0.26mg Kumquat
Magnesium 20mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 19mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 186mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 10mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.17mg 0.15mg Kumquat
Copper 0.095mg 0.078mg Kumquat
Manganese 0.135mg 0.27mg Banana
Selenium 0µg 1µg Banana
Vitamin A 290IU 64IU Kumquat
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 3µg Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.1mg Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9mg 8.7mg Kumquat
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.031mg Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.073mg Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.208mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.036mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 17µg 20µg Banana
Choline 8.4mg 9.8mg Banana
Vitamin K 0µg 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 0.103g 0.112g Kumquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.032g Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.073g Kumquat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kumquat 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
19%
Kumquat
15%
Banana
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Kumquat
14%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.87g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Banana
Banana is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.