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Chard vs Garden cress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden cress
Garden cress is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden cress
Garden cress contains less Sodium (difference - 199mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chard
Chard contains less Sugars (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chard Garden cress
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chard Garden cress
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
309
Chard
244
Garden cress
Mineral Summary Score
27
Chard
23
Garden cress

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
Chard
4
:
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +113.2%
Contains more Zinc +56.5%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +59.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.17
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +113.2%
Contains more Zinc +56.5%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +59.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.17

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
Chard
2
:
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin K +53.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +130%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +149.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin K +53.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +130%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +149.5%

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 the food
Protein
11%
Chard
16%
Garden cress
Carbohydrates
4%
Chard
6%
Garden cress
Fats
1%
Chard
3%
Garden cress

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chard Garden cress Opinion
Calories 19 32 Garden cress
Protein 1.8 2.6 Garden cress
Fats 0.2 0.7 Garden cress
Vitamin C 30 69 Garden cress
Carbs 3.74 5.5 Garden cress
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.8 1.3 Chard
Calcium 51 81 Garden cress
Potassium 379 606 Garden cress
Magnesium 81 38 Chard
Sugars 1.1 4.4 Garden cress
Fiber 1.6 1.1 Chard
Copper 0.179 0.17 Chard
Zinc 0.36 0.23 Chard
Starch
Phosphorus 46 76 Garden cress
Sodium 213 14 Garden cress
Vitamin A 6116 6917 Garden cress
Vitamin E 1.89 0.7 Chard
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.08 Garden cress
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.26 Garden cress
Vitamin B3 0.4 1 Garden cress
Vitamin B5 0.172 0.242 Garden cress
Vitamin B6 0.099 0.247 Garden cress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 830 541.9 Chard
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 0.023 Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04 0.239 Garden cress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.07 0.228 Garden cress
Tryptophan 0.017 Chard
Threonine 0.083 Chard
Isoleucine 0.147 Chard
Leucine 0.13 Chard
Lysine 0.099 Chard
Methionine 0.019 Chard
Phenylalanine 0.11 Chard
Valine 0.11 Chard
Histidine 0.036 Chard
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