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Arrowroot vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Arrowroot and Drumstick tree?

  • Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, yet Drumstick tree is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Drumstick tree's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 155% more.
  • Arrowroot has 8 times more Folate than Drumstick tree. While Arrowroot has 338µg of Folate, Drumstick tree has only 44µg.

We used Arrowroot, raw and Drumstick pods, raw types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +516.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +96%
Contains less Sodium -38.1%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Equal in Potassium - 461
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Contains more Iron +516.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +96%
Contains less Sodium -38.1%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Equal in Potassium - 461

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%
Contains more Folate +668.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +7321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%
Contains more Folate +668.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +7321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arrowroot Drumstick tree
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 5.33g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 2.1g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 13.39g 8.53g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 37kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 1.3g 3.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 6mg 30mg Drumstick tree
Iron 2.22mg 0.36mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 98mg 50mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 26mg 42mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.63mg 0.45mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.084mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 19IU 74IU Drumstick tree
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.053mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.074mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.62mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.12mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 44µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.033g Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.003g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Arrowroot Drumstick tree
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
20
Drumstick tree

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
1%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.