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Pea vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pea
Pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $3.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sugars (difference - 3.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Pea Garden asparagus
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Garden asparagus
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
40
Pea
28
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
20
Pea
16
Garden asparagus

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
Pea
5
:
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.7%
Contains more Iron +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Calcium - 24
Equal in Copper - 0.189
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.7%
Contains more Iron +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Calcium - 24
Equal in Copper - 0.189

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
Pea
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +769.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 756
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.141
Contains more Vitamin C +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +769.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +67.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 756
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.141

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
33%
Pea
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Garden asparagus

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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 Pea Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 81 20 Pea
Protein 5.42 2.2 Pea
Fats 0.4 0.12 Pea
Vitamin C 40 5.6 Pea
Carbs 14.45 3.88 Pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.47 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 25 24 Pea
Potassium 244 202 Pea
Magnesium 33 14 Pea
Sugars 5.67 1.88 Pea
Fiber 5.7 2.1 Pea
Copper 0.176 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 1.24 0.54 Pea
Starch
Phosphorus 108 52 Pea
Sodium 5 2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 765 756 Pea
Vitamin E 0.13 1.13 Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.266 0.143 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 2.09 0.978 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104 0.274 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.169 0.091 Pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 24.8 41.6 Garden asparagus
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.071 0.04 Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035 0 Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187 0.05 Pea
Tryptophan 0.037 0.027 Pea
Threonine 0.203 0.084 Pea
Isoleucine 0.195 0.075 Pea
Leucine 0.323 0.128 Pea
Lysine 0.317 0.104 Pea
Methionine 0.082 0.031 Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2 0.075 Pea
Valine 0.235 0.115 Pea
Histidine 0.107 0.049 Pea
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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