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Garlic vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Garlic
Garlic contains less Sugars (difference - 0.7g)
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.
Garlic Ginger
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Garlic Ginger
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
36
Garlic
7
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
31
Garlic
17
Ginger

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
Garlic
5
:
3
Ginger
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +1031.3%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Zinc +241.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%
Equal in Potassium - 415
Contains more Iron +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +1031.3%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Zinc +241.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%
Equal in Potassium - 415

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
Garlic
7
:
2
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +524%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +193.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +671.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Vitamin E +225%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.75
Contains more Vitamin C +524%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +223.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +193.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +671.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Vitamin E +225%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.75

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
38%
Garlic
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
18%
Ginger
Fats
2%
Garlic
3%
Ginger

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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 Garlic Ginger Opinion
Calories 149 80 Garlic
Protein 6.36 1.82 Garlic
Fats 0.5 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 31.2 5 Garlic
Carbs 33.06 17.77 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.7 0.6 Garlic
Calcium 181 16 Garlic
Potassium 401 415 Ginger
Magnesium 25 43 Ginger
Sugars 1 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 2.1 2 Garlic
Copper 0.299 0.226 Garlic
Zinc 1.16 0.34 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 153 34 Garlic
Sodium 17 13 Ginger
Vitamin A 9 0 Garlic
Vitamin E 0.08 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.025 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.034 Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.596 0.203 Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235 0.16 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.1 Garlic
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.203 Garlic
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249 0.154 Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066 0.012 Garlic
Threonine 0.157 0.036 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217 0.051 Garlic
Leucine 0.308 0.074 Garlic
Lysine 0.273 0.057 Garlic
Methionine 0.076 0.013 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183 0.045 Garlic
Valine 0.291 0.073 Garlic
Histidine 0.113 0.03 Garlic
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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