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Bamboo shoot vs Pumpkin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bamboo shoot and Pumpkin different?

  • Bamboo shoot is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, and Potassium, while Pumpkin is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C.
  • Pumpkin covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 47% more than Bamboo shoot.
  • Bamboo shoot contains 4 times more Fiber than Pumpkin. Bamboo shoot contains 2.2g of Fiber, while Pumpkin contains 0.5g.

Bamboo shoots, raw and Pumpkin, 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 Phosphorus +34.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Zinc +243.8%
Contains more Copper +49.6%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 30% 9% 19% 30% 1% 9% 43%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.1%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Zinc +243.8%
Contains more Copper +49.6%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +42465%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.1%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.06
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
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 511% 22% 0% 30% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 12% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +42465%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.1%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.06
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Pumpkin Opinion
Net carbs 3g 6g Pumpkin
Protein 2.6g 1g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.1g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2g 6.5g Pumpkin
Calories 27kcal 26kcal Bamboo shoot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 2.76g Pumpkin
Fiber 2.2g 0.5g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13mg 21mg Pumpkin
Iron 0.5mg 0.8mg Pumpkin
Magnesium 3mg 12mg Pumpkin
Phosphorus 59mg 44mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 340mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 1mg Pumpkin
Zinc 1.1mg 0.32mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.127mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 8513IU Pumpkin
Vitamin E 1mg 1.06mg Pumpkin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 9mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.05mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.11mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.6mg
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.298mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.061mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 7µg 16µg Pumpkin
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 1.1µg Pumpkin
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.012mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.029mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.031mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.046mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.054mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.011mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.032mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.035mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.016mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.052g Pumpkin
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.013g Pumpkin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.005g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Pumpkin
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
55
Pumpkin
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
18
Pumpkin

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
6%
Pumpkin
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
7%
Pumpkin
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
0%
Pumpkin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.

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. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.