Banana vs. Ginger Root

Nutrition comparison of Banana and Ginger Root


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

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

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

  • Both ginger root and banana are high in potassium.
  • Banana has more riboflavin and Vitamin B6.
  • Banana is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Ginger root has 6.1 times less sugar than banana.
Detailed nutritional comparison of banana and ginger root 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: Banana (Bananas, raw) and Ginger Root (Ginger root, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Ginger root and banana contain similar amounts of calories - ginger root has 80 calories per 100 grams and banana has 89 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, banana is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and similar to ginger root for fat. Banana has a macronutrient ratio of 5:93:3 and for ginger root, 0:100:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Banana Ginger Root
Protein 5% ~
Carbohydrates 93% 100%
Fat 3% ~
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Ginger root and banana contain similar amounts carbs - ginger root has 17.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and banana has 22.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Banana is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 30% more dietary fiber than ginger root - ginger root has 2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and banana has 2.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Ginger root has 6.1 times less sugar than banana - ginger root has 1.7g of sugar per 100 grams and banana has 12.2g of sugar.

Protein

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Ginger root and banana contain similar amounts of protein - ginger root has 1.8g of protein per 100 grams and banana has 1.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both ginger root and banana are low in saturated fat - ginger root has 0.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and banana has 0.11g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Banana has 74% more Vitamin C than ginger root - ginger root has 5mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and banana has 8.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Banana and ginger root contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - banana has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and ginger root does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Ginger root and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - ginger root has 0.26mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and banana has 0.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Ginger root and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - ginger root has 0.1ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and banana has 0.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Banana has more riboflavin and Vitamin B6. Both banana and ginger root contain significant amounts of thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folate.

Banana Ginger Root
Thiamin 0.031 MG 0.025 MG
Riboflavin 0.073 MG 0.034 MG
Niacin 0.665 MG 0.75 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.334 MG 0.203 MG
Vitamin B6 0.367 MG 0.16 MG
Folate 20 UG 11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Ginger root has 220% more calcium than banana - ginger root has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and banana has 5mg of calcium.

iron

Ginger root and banana contain similar amounts of iron - ginger root has 0.6mg of iron per 100 grams and banana has 0.26mg of iron.

potassium

Both ginger root and banana are high in potassium. Ginger root has 16% more potassium than banana - ginger root has 415mg of potassium per 100 grams and banana has 358mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both banana and ginger root contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Banana Ginger Root
alpha linoleic acid 0.027 G 0.034 G
Total 0.027 G 0.034 G

omega 6s

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

Banana Ginger Root
linoleic acid 0.046 G 0.12 G
Total 0.046 G 0.12 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: Banana (Bananas, raw) and Ginger Root (Ginger root, raw) .

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