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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" 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 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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 33% 15% 9% 17% 2% 5% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
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%

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 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 Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 3% 0% 147% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 13% 0% 0%
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 +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 Vitamin K +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Kumquat Banana
Lower in Sugar 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

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 g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 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
Vitamin A 290IU 64IU Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.1mg Kumquat
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine mg 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
11%
Kumquat
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
23%
Banana
Fats
4%
Kumquat
2%
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 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 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

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. 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.