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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
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Contains more Iron +516.7%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +96%
Contains less Sodium -38.1%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Equal in Potassium - 461
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Contains more Iron +516.7%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +96%
Contains less Sodium -38.1%
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 C +7321.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
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 C +7321.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.9%

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

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.
Arrowroot Drumstick tree
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 - 14)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.