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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 more Copper +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Equal in Phosphorus - 22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 24% 8% 57% 2% 9% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Contains more Magnesium +170%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 280% 0% 0% 0% 8% 33% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 +865.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031

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 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

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Longan 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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