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Prune vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Prune and Banana

  • Prune is higher in Vitamin K, Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, however Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Prune's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 49% higher.
  • Prune has 4 times more Copper than Banana. While Prune has 0.281mg of Copper, Banana has only 0.078mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked 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
Prune
7
:
1
Banana
Contains more Iron +257.7%
Contains more Calcium +760%
Contains more Potassium +104.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Copper +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +193.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +213.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 13% 65% 30% 94% 12% 30% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 2% 32% 20% 27% 5% 10% 1%
Contains more Iron +257.7%
Contains more Calcium +760%
Contains more Potassium +104.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Copper +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +193.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +213.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Prune
7
:
3
Banana
Contains more Vitamin A +1120.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +330%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%
Contains more Folate +400%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 47% 9% 0% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 0% 149% 3%
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 A +1120.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +330%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%
Contains more Folate +400%

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
31
Prune
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
35
Prune
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
13%
Prune
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
64%
Prune
23%
Banana
Fats
2%
Prune
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.
Prune Banana
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Prune 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 Saturated Fat?
Prune
Prune is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Prune
Prune is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Prune
Prune is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Banana
Banana is lower in Sugar (difference - 25.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
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 Prune Banana Opinion
Calories 240 89 Prune
Protein 2.18 1.09 Prune
Fats 0.38 0.33 Prune
Vitamin C 0.6 8.7 Banana
Carbs 63.88 22.84 Prune
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.93 0.26 Prune
Calcium 43 5 Prune
Potassium 732 358 Prune
Magnesium 41 27 Prune
Sugar 38.13 12.23 Banana
Fiber 7.1 2.6 Prune
Copper 0.281 0.078 Prune
Zinc 0.44 0.15 Prune
Starch 5.11 5.38 Banana
Phosphorus 69 22 Prune
Sodium 2 1 Banana
Vitamin A 781 64 Prune
Vitamin E 0.43 0.1 Prune
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.031 Prune
Vitamin B2 0.186 0.073 Prune
Vitamin B3 1.882 0.665 Prune
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.334 Prune
Vitamin B6 0.205 0.367 Banana
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 59.5 0.5 Prune
Folate 4 20 Banana
Trans Fat 0 Prune
Saturated Fat 0.088 0.112 Prune
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053 0.032 Prune
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.073 Banana
Tryptophan 0.025 0.009 Prune
Threonine 0.049 0.028 Prune
Isoleucine 0.041 0.028 Prune
Leucine 0.066 0.068 Banana
Lysine 0.05 0.05
Methionine 0.016 0.008 Prune
Phenylalanine 0.052 0.049 Prune
Valine 0.056 0.047 Prune
Histidine 0.027 0.077 Banana
Fructose 12.45 4.85 Prune

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. Prune - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168162/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.