Banana and banana: differences

Both are fruits that are often confused, since at first glance they look like the same fruit. However, both the banana Like the banana, they have different characteristics that make them different fruits, although apparently similar.

In Spain, this fruit is traditionally known as plantain, although in other countries such as Mexico, it is common for the term banana to be applied generally to the crop whose fruit is eaten fresh, and the bananas eaten cooked ( fried, boiled, baked or roasted).

The differences lie above all in their origin and in different morphological characteristics. And it is that although it is true that the banana comes from acuminate genome, the banana comes from balbisiana gender, and both belong to the Musaceae family.

Banana and banana: similar characteristics

Among the similar characteristics found between banana and banana, from a nutritional point of view both have a high content of carbohydrates and potassium. The banana contains a higher content of fiber, protein, potassium and phosphorus.

Nutritional differences between banana and banana

Banana

 

Banana

 

Energetic value

96.4 kcal

Energetic value

110.5 kcal

Carbohydrates

22.5

Carbohydrates

26.2

Proteins

1.7

Proteins

1.2

Fiber

2.5

Fiber

2.3

Potassium

490 mg

Potassium

434 mg

Calcium

7.8 mg

Calcium

12.5 mg

Magnesium

38.5 mg

Magnesium

41.5 mg

Match

59.1 mg

Fiber

38.7 mg

Iron

0.3 mg

Iron

0.9 mg

Copper

0.1 mg

Copper

0.3 mg

Zinc

0.2 mg

Proteins

0.3 mg

Manganese

0.1 mg

Fiber

0.7 mg

Potassium

490 mg

Potassium

434 mg

Vitamin C

17.5 mg

Vitamin C

18.7 mg

Banana

Morphological differences between banana and banana

Banana

 

Banana

 

Weight

135.5 g

Weight

237 g

Length

15.7 cm

Length

20 cm

Shape

Curve

Shape

Straight

Banana

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Difference Between Banana & Plantain (October 2019)