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Ginger vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Potato
Potato contains less Sugars (difference - 0.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.178g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Ginger Potato
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger Potato
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
7
Ginger
16
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
17
Ginger
14
Potato

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
Ginger
4
:
4
Potato
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +105.5%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Equal in Potassium - 425
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +105.5%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Iron +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Equal in Potassium - 425

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
Ginger
2
:
7
Potato
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +294%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
Contains more Vitamin E +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +294%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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%
Ginger
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
17%
Potato
Fats
3%
Ginger
0%
Potato

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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 Ginger Potato Opinion
Calories 80 77 Ginger
Protein 1.82 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.75 0.09 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 19.7 Potato
Carbs 17.77 17.49 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.81 Potato
Calcium 16 12 Ginger
Potassium 415 425 Potato
Magnesium 43 23 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 0.82 Ginger
Fiber 2 2.1 Potato
Copper 0.226 0.11 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.3 Ginger
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 34 57 Potato
Sodium 13 6 Potato
Vitamin A 0 2 Potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.01 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.032 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 2 Potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.002 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.042 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.036 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.051 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.074 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.057 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.013 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.073 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.03 0.035 Potato
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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