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Lettuce vs Arugula - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sugars (difference - 1.27g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.066g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arugula
Arugula contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arugula
Arugula is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Arugula
Arugula is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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.
Lettuce Arugula
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Arugula
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
85
Lettuce
57
Arugula
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lettuce
22
Arugula

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
:
Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Magnesium +261.5%
Contains more Copper +162.1%
Contains more Zinc +161.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.3%
Equal in Sodium - 27
Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Magnesium +261.5%
Contains more Copper +162.1%
Contains more Zinc +161.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.3%
Equal in Sodium - 27

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +212.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +63%
Contains more Vitamin E +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.086
Contains more Vitamin A +212.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +63%
Contains more Vitamin E +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.086

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
8%
Lettuce
15%
Arugula
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
4%
Arugula
Fats
1%
Lettuce
3%
Arugula

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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 Lettuce Arugula Opinion
Calories 15 25 Arugula
Protein 1.36 2.58 Arugula
Fats 0.15 0.66 Arugula
Vitamin C 9.2 15 Arugula
Carbs 2.87 3.65 Arugula
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 1.46 Arugula
Calcium 36 160 Arugula
Potassium 194 369 Arugula
Magnesium 13 47 Arugula
Sugars 0.78 2.05 Arugula
Fiber 1.3 1.6 Arugula
Copper 0.029 0.076 Arugula
Zinc 0.18 0.47 Arugula
Starch 0 Lettuce
Phosphorus 29 52 Arugula
Sodium 28 27 Arugula
Vitamin A 7405 2373 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 0.43 Arugula
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.044 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.086 Arugula
Vitamin B3 0.375 0.305 Lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.134 0.437 Arugula
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.073 Lettuce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 108.6 Lettuce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 0.086 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.049 Arugula
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 0.319 Arugula
Tryptophan 0.009 Lettuce
Threonine 0.059 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 Lettuce
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