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Lychee vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lychee and Banana

  • Lychee has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Lychee is 70% higher.
  • Banana has 2 times less Copper than Lychee. Lychee has 0.148mg of Copper, while Banana has 0.078mg.
  • Banana is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Litchis, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
3
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3
Banana
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.9%
Contains more Copper +89.7%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Equal in Calcium - 5
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.9%
Contains more Copper +89.7%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +109.4%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Equal in Calcium - 5
Equal in Sodium - 1

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
Lychee
1
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9
Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +721.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
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 C +721.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Banana Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 20.24g Banana
Protein 0.83g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.44g 0.33g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 22.84g Banana
Calories 66kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 4.85g Banana
Sugar 15.23g 12.23g Banana
Fiber 1.3g 2.6g Banana
Calcium 5mg 5mg
Iron 0.31mg 0.26mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 31mg 22mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.07mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.148mg 0.078mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 8.7mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 14µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.041mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.009mg 0.008mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.112g Lychee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.032g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.073g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
25
Lychee
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
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
5%
Lychee
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
23%
Banana
Fats
2%
Lychee
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Banana
Banana is lower in Sugar (difference - 3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (48)
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. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/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.