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Bamboo shoot vs. Chicory — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bamboo shoot and Chicory?

  • Bamboo shoot is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Manganese, yet Chicory is higher in Folate.
  • Bamboo shoot's daily need coverage for Copper is 15% more.
  • Bamboo shoot has 7 times more Zinc than Chicory. While Bamboo shoot has 1.1mg of Zinc, Chicory has only 0.16mg.

We used Bamboo shoots, raw and Chicory, witloof, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.9%
Contains more Potassium +152.6%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Manganese +162%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Contains more Calcium +46.2%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64% 35% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.9%
Contains more Potassium +152.6%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Manganese +162%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Contains more Calcium +46.2%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +45%
Contains more Folate +428.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.145
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% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0% 0%
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% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +45%
Contains more Folate +428.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.145

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +188.9%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +30%
Contains more Other +87.5%
Equal in Water - 94.52
3% 5% 91%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.2 g
Water: 91 g
Other: 0.9 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Protein +188.9%
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Carbs +30%
Contains more Other +87.5%
Equal in Water - 94.52

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +250%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +204.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.2%
33% 3% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +250%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +204.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Chicory Opinion
Net carbs 3g 0.9g Bamboo shoot
Protein 2.6g 0.9g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2g 4g Bamboo shoot
Calories 27kcal 17kcal Bamboo shoot
Sugar 3g Chicory
Fiber 2.2g 3.1g Chicory
Calcium 13mg 19mg Chicory
Iron 0.5mg 0.24mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 3mg 10mg Chicory
Phosphorus 59mg 26mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 211mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 2mg Chicory
Zinc 1.1mg 0.16mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.051mg Bamboo shoot
Manganese 0.262mg 0.1mg Bamboo shoot
Selenium 0.8µg 0.2µg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 29IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1µg
Vitamin E 1mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 4mg 2.8mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.062mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.16mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.145mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 7µg 37µg Chicory
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.016mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.025mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.054mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.039mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.035mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.005mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.022mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.041mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.015mg Bamboo shoot
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.024g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.002g Bamboo shoot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.044g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Chicory
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
13%
Bamboo shoot
6%
Chicory
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Bamboo shoot
9%
Chicory

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.045g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/nutrients
  2. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.