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Pear vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pear and Banana

  • Banana has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Vitamin B5 than Pear.
  • Banana's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 26% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pears, 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
Pear
2
:
5
Banana
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains more Magnesium +285.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +208.6%
Contains more Magnesium +285.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.078
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
Pear
2
:
8
Banana
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +780%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +581.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%
Contains more Folate +185.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
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 E +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +780%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +313%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +581.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%
Contains more Folate +185.7%

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.
Pear Banana
Lower in Sugar 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
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pear Banana Opinion
Calories 57kcal 89kcal Banana
Protein 0.36g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.14g 0.33g Banana
Vitamin C 4.3mg 8.7mg Banana
Net carbs 12.13g 20.24g Banana
Carbs 15.23g 22.84g Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.18mg 0.26mg Banana
Calcium 9mg 5mg Pear
Potassium 116mg 358mg Banana
Magnesium 7mg 27mg Banana
Sugar 9.75g 12.23g Pear
Fiber 3.1g 2.6g Pear
Copper 0.082mg 0.078mg Pear
Zinc 0.1mg 0.15mg Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Phosphorus 12mg 22mg Banana
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Vitamin A 25IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.1mg Pear
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.026mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.161mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.049mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.367mg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.4µg 0.5µg Pear
Folate 7µg 20µg Banana
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.022g 0.112g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.084g 0.032g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.094g 0.073g Pear
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine 0.011mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine 0.011mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine 0.019mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.017mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine 0.002mg 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine 0.011mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine 0.017mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine 0.002mg 0.077mg Banana
Fructose 6.42g 4.85g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pear Banana
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
5
Pear
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
8
Pear
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
2%
Pear
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
15%
Pear
23%
Banana
Fats
1%
Pear
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pear
Pear is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.48g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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 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 contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 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. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/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.