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Artichoke vs. Alfalfa seeds — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Artichoke and Alfalfa seeds different?

  • Artichoke is richer in Fiber, Potassium, Copper, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, while Alfalfa seeds are higher in Vitamin K.
  • Artichoke covers your daily need of Fiber 14% more than Alfalfa seeds.
  • Artichoke contains 5 times more Potassium than Alfalfa seeds. Artichoke contains 370mg of Potassium, while Alfalfa seeds contain 79mg.

Artichokes, (globe or french), raw and Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, 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 +37.5%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +368.4%
Contains more Copper +47.1%
Contains more Manganese +36.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.8%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 48% 43% 39% 33% 13% 14% 77% 34% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 36% 20% 30% 7% 1% 26% 53% 25% 4%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +368.4%
Contains more Copper +47.1%
Contains more Manganese +36.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.8%
Contains more Selenium +200%

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 E +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.2%
Contains more Folate +88.9%
Contains more Choline +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +106.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 39% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 51% 0% 19% 37%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.2%
Contains more Folate +88.9%
Contains more Choline +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +106.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +400.5%
Contains more Other +182.5%
Contains more Protein +22%
Contains more Fats +360%
Equal in Water - 92.82
3% 11% 85%
Protein: 3.27 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 10.51 g
Water: 84.94 g
Other: 1.13 g
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Carbs +400.5%
Contains more Other +182.5%
Contains more Protein +22%
Contains more Fats +360%
Equal in Water - 92.82

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1020%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +539.1%
34% 5% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.036 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.064 g
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1020%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +539.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Alfalfa seeds Opinion
Net carbs 5.11g 0.2g Artichoke
Protein 3.27g 3.99g Alfalfa seeds
Fats 0.15g 0.69g Alfalfa seeds
Carbs 10.51g 2.1g Artichoke
Calories 47kcal 23kcal Artichoke
Fructose 0.12g Alfalfa seeds
Sugar 0.99g 0.2g Alfalfa seeds
Fiber 5.4g 1.9g Artichoke
Calcium 44mg 32mg Artichoke
Iron 1.28mg 0.96mg Artichoke
Magnesium 60mg 27mg Artichoke
Phosphorus 90mg 70mg Artichoke
Potassium 370mg 79mg Artichoke
Sodium 94mg 6mg Alfalfa seeds
Zinc 0.49mg 0.92mg Alfalfa seeds
Copper 0.231mg 0.157mg Artichoke
Manganese 0.256mg 0.188mg Artichoke
Selenium 0.2µg 0.6µg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin A 13IU 155IU Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 8µg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.02mg Artichoke
Vitamin C 11.7mg 8.2mg Artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.076mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.126mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B3 1.046mg 0.481mg Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.563mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.034mg Artichoke
Folate 68µg 36µg Artichoke
Choline 34.4mg 14.4mg Artichoke
Vitamin K 14.8µg 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 0.036g 0.069g Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.056g Alfalfa seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.409g Alfalfa seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Artichoke Alfalfa seeds
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%
Artichoke
19%
Alfalfa seeds
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Artichoke
21%
Alfalfa seeds

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 88mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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

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. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/nutrients
  2. Alfalfa seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168384/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.