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Longan vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Longan and Banana

  • Longan has more Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however Banana is richer in Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Longan's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 84% more.
  • Longan contains 2 times more Copper than Banana. Longan contains 0.169mg of Copper, while Banana contains 0.078mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Longans, 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
Longan
2
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6
Banana
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Equal in Phosphorus - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 5% 8% 9% 24% 0% 2% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Equal in Phosphorus - 22

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
Longan
2
:
8
Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +865.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
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 0% 0% 0% 280% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 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 C +865.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
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.
Longan Banana
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Longan Banana Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 20.24g Banana
Protein 1.31g 1.09g Longan
Fats 0.1g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 15.14g 22.84g Banana
Calories 60kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 4.85g Banana
Sugar g 12.23g Longan
Fiber 1.1g 2.6g Banana
Calcium 1mg 5mg Banana
Iron 0.13mg 0.26mg Banana
Magnesium 10mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 21mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 266mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 0mg 1mg Longan
Zinc 0.05mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.169mg 0.078mg Longan
Vitamin A IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin D IU 0IU Banana
Vitamin D µg 0µg Banana
Vitamin C 84mg 8.7mg Longan
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.031mg
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.073mg Longan
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.034mg 0.028mg Longan
Isoleucine 0.026mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.054mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.046mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.013mg 0.008mg Longan
Phenylalanine 0.03mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.058mg 0.047mg Longan
Histidine 0.012mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.112g Longan
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.032g Banana
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Longan 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
27
Longan
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
13
Longan
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
8%
Longan
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
15%
Longan
23%
Banana
Fats
0%
Longan
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Longan
Longan is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Longan
Longan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Longan
Longan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Longan
Longan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Longan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169089/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.