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Mandarin orange vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mandarin orange and Banana different?

  • Mandarin orange is richer in Vitamin C, while Banana is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Potassium.
  • Banana covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 22% more than Mandarin orange.
  • Mandarin orange contains 7 times more Calcium than Banana. Mandarin orange contains 37mg of Calcium, while Banana contains 5mg.

Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw and Bananas, raw types were 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
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +115.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +115.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
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
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Banana
Contains more Vitamin A +964.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
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 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 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 +964.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +370.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
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.
Mandarin orange 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 minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mandarin orange Banana Opinion
Net carbs 11.54g 20.24g Banana
Protein 0.81g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.31g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 13.34g 22.84g Banana
Calories 53kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch 0g 5.38g Banana
Fructose 2.4g 4.85g Banana
Sugar 10.58g 12.23g Mandarin orange
Fiber 1.8g 2.6g Banana
Calcium 37mg 5mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.15mg 0.26mg Banana
Magnesium 12mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 20mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 166mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 2mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.07mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.042mg 0.078mg Banana
Vitamin A 681IU 64IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.1mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 8.7mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.031mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.036mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.376mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.216mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 16µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.016mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.017mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.028mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.032mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.002mg 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.018mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.021mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.011mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.112g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.032g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.065g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mandarin orange 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
17
Mandarin orange
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
8
Mandarin orange
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%
Mandarin orange
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
13%
Mandarin orange
23%
Banana
Fats
1%
Mandarin orange
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/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.