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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 Sugars.

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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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4
Banana
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Calcium +1140%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.5%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -90%

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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5
Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
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 C +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +17.6%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Kumquat
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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 the food
Protein
11%
Kumquat
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
23%
Banana
Fats
4%
Kumquat
2%
Banana

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Kumquat Banana
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Kumquat Banana
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Kumquat
Kumquat contains less Sugars (difference - 2.87g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
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 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Kumquat Banana Opinion
Calories 71 89 Banana
Protein 1.88 1.09 Kumquat
Fats 0.86 0.33 Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9 8.7 Kumquat
Carbs 15.9 22.84 Banana
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.26 Kumquat
Calcium 62 5 Kumquat
Potassium 186 358 Banana
Magnesium 20 27 Banana
Sugars 9.36 12.23 Kumquat
Fiber 6.5 2.6 Kumquat
Copper 0.095 0.078 Kumquat
Zinc 0.17 0.15 Kumquat
Starch 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 19 22 Banana
Sodium 10 1 Banana
Vitamin A 290 64 Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.1 Kumquat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.031 Kumquat
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.073 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429 0.665 Banana
Vitamin B5 0.208 0.334 Banana
Vitamin B6 0.036 0.367 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.5 Banana
Folate 17 20 Banana
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.103 0.112 Kumquat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.032 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.073 Kumquat
Tryptophan 0.009 Banana
Threonine 0.028 Banana
Isoleucine 0.028 Banana
Leucine 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.05 Banana
Methionine 0.008 Banana
Phenylalanine 0.049 Banana
Valine 0.047 Banana
Histidine 0.077 Banana
Fructose 4.85 Banana

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 of the foods 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.