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Bamboo shoot vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Bamboo shoot and Ginger

  • Bamboo shoot has more Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Ginger has more Magnesium, and Choline.
  • Bamboo shoot has 4 times more Vitamin E than Ginger. Bamboo shoot has 1mg of Vitamin E , while Ginger has 0.26mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Bamboo shoots, raw and Ginger root, raw.

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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 Phosphorus +73.5%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Zinc +223.5%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +1333.3%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.5%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Zinc +223.5%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +1333.3%
Contains more Copper +18.9%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.1%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.1%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Bamboo shoot Ginger
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 3g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 2.6g 1.82g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 5.2g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 27kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 2.2g 2g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13mg 16mg Ginger
Iron 0.5mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 3mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 59mg 34mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 415mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 13mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1mg 0.34mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Bamboo shoot
Vitamin E 1mg 0.26mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 5mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.025mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.034mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.16mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 7µg 11µg Ginger
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.012mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.036mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.051mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.074mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.057mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.013mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.045mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.073mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.203g Bamboo shoot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Ginger
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
14
Bamboo shoot
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
24
Ginger

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
16%
Bamboo shoot
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/nutrients
  2. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.