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Lime vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lime and Banana different?

  • Lime is higher in Vitamin C, however Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Banana is 25% higher.
  • Lime contains 7 times more Calcium than Banana. While Lime contains 33mg of Calcium, Banana contains only 5mg.
  • Lime has less Sugar.

Limes, 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
Lime
2
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6
Banana
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +251%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +251%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +20%

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
Lime
3
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7
Banana
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +753.5%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 2%
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 E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +28%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +753.5%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031

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.
Lime Banana
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lime Banana Opinion
Net carbs 7.74g 20.24g Banana
Protein 0.7g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.2g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 10.54g 22.84g Banana
Calories 30kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 4.85g Banana
Sugar 1.69g 12.23g Lime
Fiber 2.8g 2.6g Lime
Calcium 33mg 5mg Lime
Iron 0.6mg 0.26mg Lime
Magnesium 6mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 18mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 102mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 2mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.11mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.065mg 0.078mg Banana
Vitamin A 50IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.1mg Lime
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 29.1mg 8.7mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.217mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 8µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.6µg 0.5µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.003mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.014mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.002mg 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 0.022g 0.112g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.019g 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat 0.055g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lime 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
13
Lime
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
10
Lime
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
4%
Lime
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
11%
Lime
23%
Banana
Fats
1%
Lime
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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)
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.

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. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.