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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 Calcium +760%
Contains more Iron +257.7%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +213.6%
Contains more Potassium +104.5%
Contains more Zinc +193.3%
Contains more Copper +260.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 35% 30% 30% 65% 1% 12% 94%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +760%
Contains more Iron +257.7%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +213.6%
Contains more Potassium +104.5%
Contains more Zinc +193.3%
Contains more Copper +260.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 47% 9% 0% 2% 13% 43% 36% 26% 48% 3% 0% 149%
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 +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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Prune Banana Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 20.24g Prune
Protein 2.18g 1.09g Prune
Fats 0.38g 0.33g Prune
Carbs 63.88g 22.84g Prune
Calories 240kcal 89kcal Prune
Starch 5.11g 5.38g Banana
Fructose 12.45g 4.85g Prune
Sugar 38.13g 12.23g Banana
Fiber 7.1g 2.6g Prune
Calcium 43mg 5mg Prune
Iron 0.93mg 0.26mg Prune
Magnesium 41mg 27mg Prune
Phosphorus 69mg 22mg Prune
Potassium 732mg 358mg Prune
Sodium 2mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.44mg 0.15mg Prune
Copper 0.281mg 0.078mg Prune
Vitamin A 781IU 64IU Prune
Vitamin E 0.43mg 0.1mg Prune
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.6mg 8.7mg Banana
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.031mg Prune
Vitamin B2 0.186mg 0.073mg Prune
Vitamin B3 1.882mg 0.665mg Prune
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.334mg Prune
Vitamin B6 0.205mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 4µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 59.5µg 0.5µg Prune
Tryptophan 0.025mg 0.009mg Prune
Threonine 0.049mg 0.028mg Prune
Isoleucine 0.041mg 0.028mg Prune
Leucine 0.066mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine 0.05mg 0.05mg
Methionine 0.016mg 0.008mg Prune
Phenylalanine 0.052mg 0.049mg Prune
Valine 0.056mg 0.047mg Prune
Histidine 0.027mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Prune
Saturated Fat 0.088g 0.112g Prune
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053g 0.032g Prune
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Prune 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
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

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)

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.