Banana vs. Pickles

Nutrition comparison of Banana and Pickles


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

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

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

  • Banana has more niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Banana is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Banana is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Pickle has 10.4 times less sugar than banana.
  • Pickle has 8.4 times less carbohydrates than banana.
  • Pickle has signficantly less calories than banana.
  • Pickle is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of banana and pickles 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 Pickles (Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Pickle has signficantly less calories than banana - pickle has 12 calories per 100 grams and banana has 89 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, banana is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to pickles per calorie. Banana has a macronutrient ratio of 5:93:3 and for pickles, 14:67:18 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Banana Pickles
Protein 5% 14%
Carbohydrates 93% 67%
Fat 3% 18%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Pickle has 8.4 times less carbohydrates than banana - pickle has 2.4g 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 160% more dietary fiber than pickle - pickle has 1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and banana has 2.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Pickle has 10.4 times less sugar than banana - pickle has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and banana has 12.2g of sugar.



Protein

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Pickles and banana contain similar amounts of protein - pickle has 0.5g of protein per 100 grams and banana has 1.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both pickles and banana are low in saturated fat - pickle has 0.08g of saturated fat per 100 grams and banana has 0.11g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Banana has 278% more Vitamin C than pickle - pickle has 2.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and banana has 8.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Pickles and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - pickle has 6ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and banana has 3ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Pickles and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pickle has 0.03mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and banana has 0.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Pickles and banana contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - pickle has 17.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and banana has 0.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Banana Pickles
Thiamin 0.031 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 0.073 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 0.665 MG 0.109 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.334 MG 0.201 MG
Vitamin B6 0.367 MG 0.035 MG
Folate 20 UG 8 UG

Minerals

calcium

Pickle is a great source of calcium and it has 10 times more calcium than banana - pickle has 57mg of calcium per 100 grams and banana has 5mg of calcium.

iron

Pickles and banana contain similar amounts of iron - pickle has 0.26mg of iron per 100 grams and banana has 0.26mg of iron.

potassium

Banana is an excellent source of potassium and it has 206% more potassium than pickle - pickle has 117mg of potassium per 100 grams and banana has 358mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both banana and pickles contain significant amounts of alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin.

Banana Pickles
beta-carotene 26 UG 53 UG
alpha-carotene 25 UG 13 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 22 UG 28 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Banana Pickles
alpha linoleic acid 0.027 G 0.07 G
Total 0.027 G 0.07 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both banana and pickles contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Banana Pickles
linoleic acid 0.046 G 0.052 G
Total 0.046 G 0.052 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 Pickles (Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill) .

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