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Arrowroot vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Arrowroot and Garden asparagus different?

  • Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Phosphorus, while Garden asparagus is higher in Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 72% more than Garden asparagus.
  • Arrowroot contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Garden asparagus. Arrowroot contains 0.266mg of Vitamin B6, while Garden asparagus contains 0.091mg.

Arrowroot, raw and Asparagus, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.5%
Contains more Potassium +124.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.5%
Contains more Potassium +124.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.14

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 B3 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.3%
Contains more Folate +550%
Contains more Vitamin A +3878.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.143
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274
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 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.3%
Contains more Folate +550%
Contains more Vitamin A +3878.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.143
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274

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 Garden asparagus
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Garden asparagus Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 1.78g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 2.2g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.12g Arrowroot
Carbs 13.39g 3.88g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 20kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g 1g Garden asparagus
Sugar g 1.88g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 2.1g Garden asparagus
Calcium 6mg 24mg Garden asparagus
Iron 2.22mg 2.14mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 14mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 98mg 52mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 202mg Arrowroot
Sodium 26mg 2mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.63mg 0.54mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.189mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 19IU 756IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E mg 1.13mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 5.6mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.143mg
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.141mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.978mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.274mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.091mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 52µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 41.6µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan mg 0.027mg Garden asparagus
Threonine mg 0.084mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Leucine mg 0.128mg Garden asparagus
Lysine mg 0.104mg Garden asparagus
Methionine mg 0.031mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Valine mg 0.115mg Garden asparagus
Histidine mg 0.049mg Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.04g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0g Arrowroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.05g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Arrowroot Garden asparagus
Low Fats diet ok
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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
27
Garden asparagus

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%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
1%
Garden asparagus

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.88g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.