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Bay leaf vs. Ground cloves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bay leaf and Ground cloves

  • Bay leaf has more Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, however, Ground cloves are higher in Manganese, Magnesium, and Fiber.
  • Ground cloves covers your daily Manganese needs 2259% more than Bay leaf.
  • Ground cloves contain 233 times less Vitamin C than Bay leaf. Bay leaf contains 46.5mg of Vitamin C, while Ground cloves contain 0.2mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, bay leaf and Spices, cloves, ground.

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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 +32%
Contains more Iron +263.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Zinc +59.5%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Magnesium +115.8%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains more Manganese +636.2%
Contains more Selenium +157.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 104
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 190% 444% 185% 45% 90% 37% 64% 123% 7843% 40%
Contains more Calcium +32%
Contains more Iron +263.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Zinc +59.5%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Magnesium +115.8%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains more Manganese +636.2%
Contains more Selenium +157.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 104

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 A +3765.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +23150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +345%
Contains more Folate +620%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1655.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 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 10% 177% 0% 1% 40% 51% 30% 31% 91% 19% 0% 21% 355%
Contains more Vitamin A +3765.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +23150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +345%
Contains more Folate +620%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1655.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.5%
Contains more Carbs +14.4%
Contains more Fats +55.5%
Contains more Water +81.4%
Contains more Other +55.5%
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 g
6% 13% 66% 10% 6%
Protein: 5.97 g
Fats: 13 g
Carbs: 65.53 g
Water: 9.87 g
Other: 5.63 g
Contains more Protein +27.5%
Contains more Carbs +14.4%
Contains more Fats +55.5%
Contains more Water +81.4%
Contains more Other +55.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +57.5%
37% 26% 37%
Saturated Fat: 2.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.29 g
44% 16% 40%
Saturated Fat: 3.952 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.393 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.606 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +57.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bay leaf Ground cloves Opinion
Net carbs 48.67g 31.63g Bay leaf
Protein 7.61g 5.97g Bay leaf
Fats 8.36g 13g Ground cloves
Carbs 74.97g 65.53g Bay leaf
Calories 313kcal 274kcal Bay leaf
Fructose 1.07g Ground cloves
Sugar 2.38g Bay leaf
Fiber 26.3g 33.9g Ground cloves
Calcium 834mg 632mg Bay leaf
Iron 43mg 11.83mg Bay leaf
Magnesium 120mg 259mg Ground cloves
Phosphorus 113mg 104mg Bay leaf
Potassium 529mg 1020mg Ground cloves
Sodium 23mg 277mg Bay leaf
Zinc 3.7mg 2.32mg Bay leaf
Copper 0.416mg 0.368mg Bay leaf
Manganese 8.167mg 60.127mg Ground cloves
Selenium 2.8µg 7.2µg Ground cloves
Vitamin A 6185IU 160IU Bay leaf
Vitamin A RAE 309µg 8µg Bay leaf
Vitamin E 8.82mg Ground cloves
Vitamin C 46.5mg 0.2mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.158mg Ground cloves
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.22mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 2.005mg 1.56mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B5 0.509mg Ground cloves
Vitamin B6 1.74mg 0.391mg Bay leaf
Folate 180µg 25µg Bay leaf
Choline 37.4mg Ground cloves
Vitamin K 141.8µg Ground cloves
Tryptophan 0.03mg Ground cloves
Threonine 0.18mg Ground cloves
Isoleucine 0.24mg Ground cloves
Leucine 0.4mg Ground cloves
Lysine 0.37mg Ground cloves
Methionine 0.08mg Ground cloves
Phenylalanine 0.23mg Ground cloves
Valine 0.34mg Ground cloves
Histidine 0.13mg Ground cloves
Trans Fat 0g 0.254g Bay leaf
Saturated Fat 2.28g 3.952g Bay leaf
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.008g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.184g Ground cloves
Monounsaturated Fat 1.64g 1.393g Bay leaf
Polyunsaturated fat 2.29g 3.606g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.017g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.557g Ground cloves
Omega-3 - ALA 0.585g Ground cloves
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground cloves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bay leaf Ground cloves
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
92%
Bay leaf
63%
Ground cloves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
337%
Bay leaf
906%
Ground cloves

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf contains less Sodium (difference - 254mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.672g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/nutrients
  2. Ground cloves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171321/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.