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Alfalfa seeds vs. Arrowroot — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Alfalfa seeds and Arrowroot different?

  • Alfalfa seeds are richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, while Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 76% more than Alfalfa seeds.
  • Alfalfa seeds contain 4 times more Vitamin C than Arrowroot. Alfalfa seeds contain 8.2mg of Vitamin C, while Arrowroot contains 1.9mg.

Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw and Arrowroot, raw types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Copper +29.8%
Contains more Iron +131.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +474.7%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Manganese - 0.174
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 36% 20% 30% 7% 1% 26% 53% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41% 23% 4%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Copper +29.8%
Contains more Iron +131.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +474.7%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Manganese - 0.174

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +715.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +682.4%
Contains more Folate +838.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 1% 0% 28% 19% 30% 10% 34% 8% 27% 0% 8% 77%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +715.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +682.4%
Contains more Folate +838.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +245%
Contains more Water +14.9%
Contains more Carbs +537.6%
Contains more Other +255%
Equal in Protein - 4.24
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
4% 13% 81%
Protein: 4.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.39 g
Water: 80.75 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Fats +245%
Contains more Water +14.9%
Contains more Carbs +537.6%
Contains more Other +255%
Equal in Protein - 4.24

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +344.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.5%
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
29% 3% 68%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.092 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +344.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Alfalfa seeds Arrowroot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alfalfa seeds Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 3.99g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.69g 0.2g Alfalfa seeds
Carbs 2.1g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 23kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Fructose 0.12g Alfalfa seeds
Sugar 0.2g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.9g 1.3g Alfalfa seeds
Calcium 32mg 6mg Alfalfa seeds
Iron 0.96mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 27mg 25mg Alfalfa seeds
Phosphorus 70mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 79mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 6mg 26mg Alfalfa seeds
Zinc 0.92mg 0.63mg Alfalfa seeds
Copper 0.157mg 0.121mg Alfalfa seeds
Manganese 0.188mg 0.174mg Alfalfa seeds
Selenium 0.6µg 0.7µg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 155IU 19IU Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 1µg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin E 0.02mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin C 8.2mg 1.9mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.126mg 0.059mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B3 0.481mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.563mg 0.292mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 36µg 338µg Arrowroot
Choline 14.4mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin K 30.5µg Alfalfa seeds
Threonine 0.134mg Alfalfa seeds
Isoleucine 0.143mg Alfalfa seeds
Leucine 0.267mg Alfalfa seeds
Lysine 0.214mg Alfalfa seeds
Valine 0.145mg Alfalfa seeds
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.004g Alfalfa seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 0.409g 0.092g Alfalfa seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Alfalfa seeds Arrowroot
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Alfalfa seeds
32%
Arrowroot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Alfalfa seeds
27%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alfalfa seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168384/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.