Beef vs. Banana

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef and Banana


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked beef versus banana (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in beef and banana:

  • Both beef and banana are high in potassium.
  • Banana has signficantly more Vitamin C than beef.
  • Banana is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Beef has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12.
  • Beef has signficantly less carbohydrates than banana.
  • Beef has signficantly more calcium than banana.
  • Beef is a great source of iron.
  • Beef is an excellent source of protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beef and banana is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Banana (Bananas, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Beef is high in calories and banana has 68% less calories than beef - beef has 277 calories per 100 grams and banana has 89 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beef is much heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to banana per calorie. Beef has a macronutrient ratio of 38:0:62 and for banana, 5:93:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beef Banana
Protein 38% 5%
Carbohydrates ~ 93%
Fat 62% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Beef has signficantly less carbohydrates than banana - banana has 22.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Banana is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than beef - banana has 2.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Beef has less sugar than banana - banana has 12.2g of sugar per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Beef is an excellent source of protein and it has 22 times more protein than banana - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and banana has 1.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beef is high in saturated fat and banana has 98% less saturated fat than beef - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and banana has 0.11g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Banana has less trans fat than beef - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and banana does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Banana has less cholesterol than beef - beef has 88mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and banana does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Banana has signficantly more Vitamin C than beef - banana has 8.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Beef and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beef has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and banana has 3ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Beef and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - beef has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and banana does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Beef and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and banana has 0.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beef and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beef has 3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and banana has 0.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Beef has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12. Both beef and banana contain significant amounts of thiamin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Beef Banana
Thiamin 0.051 MG 0.031 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.073 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 0.665 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG 0.334 MG
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.367 MG
Folate 11 UG 20 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Beef has signficantly more calcium than banana - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and banana has 5mg of calcium.

iron

Beef is a great source of iron and it has 765% more iron than banana - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and banana has 0.26mg of iron.

potassium

Both beef and banana are high in potassium. Banana has 30% more potassium than beef - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and banana has 358mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, beef has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than banana per 100 grams.

Beef Banana
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.027 G
Total 0.056 G 0.027 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, beef has more linoleic acid than banana per 100 grams.

Beef Banana
other omega 6 0.012 G ~
linoleic acid 0.39 G 0.046 G
Total 0.402 G 0.046 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Banana (Bananas, raw) .

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FAQ

Does beef or banana contain more calories in 100 grams?
Beef is high in calories and banana has 70% less calories than beef - beef has 277 calories in 100g and banana has 89 calories.

Is beef or banana better for protein?
Beef is a fantastic source of protein and it has 22 times more protein than banana - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and banana has 1.1g of protein.

Does banana or beef have more carbohydrates?
By weight, beef has signficantly fewer carbohydrates than banana - banana has 22.8g of carbs for 100g and beef has no carbs..

Does beef or banana contain more potassium?
Both beef and banana are high in potassium. Banana has 30% more potassium than beef - beef has 275mg of potassium in 100 grams and banana has 358mg of potassium.

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