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Broad bean vs. Ginger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Broad bean and Ginger

  • Broad bean is higher in Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Phosphorus, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Ginger covers your daily Copper needs 18% more than Broad bean.
  • Broad bean contains 5 times more Folate than Ginger. While Broad bean contains 58µg of Folate, Ginger contains only 11µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.7%
Contains more Zinc +38.2%
Contains more Manganese +14%
Contains more Selenium +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.7%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains less Sodium -68.3%
Contains more Copper +276.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 57% 23% 32% 18% 6% 13% 20% 35% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76% 30% 4%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.7%
Contains more Zinc +38.2%
Contains more Manganese +14%
Contains more Selenium +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.7%
Contains more Potassium +115%
Contains less Sodium -68.3%
Contains more Copper +276.7%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +296%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Folate +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +207.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +451.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 0% 0% 66% 32% 21% 23% 4% 7% 44% 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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 16% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +296%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +412%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60%
Contains more Folate +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +207.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +451.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +163.7%
Contains more Other +16.9%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +75.9%
Equal in Water - 78.89
5% 10% 84%
Protein: 4.8 g
Fats: 0.5 g
Carbs: 10.1 g
Water: 83.7 g
Other: 0.9 g
2% 18% 79%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.75 g
Carbs: 17.77 g
Water: 78.89 g
Other: 0.77 g
Contains more Protein +163.7%
Contains more Other +16.9%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +75.9%
Equal in Water - 78.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -30%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +96.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +670%
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.303 g
40% 30% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.203 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.154 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -30%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +96.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +670%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 6.5g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 4.8g 1.82g Broad bean
Fats 0.5g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 10.1g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 62kcal 80kcal Ginger
Sugar 1.7g Broad bean
Fiber 3.6g 2g Broad bean
Calcium 18mg 16mg Broad bean
Iron 1.5mg 0.6mg Broad bean
Magnesium 31mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 73mg 34mg Broad bean
Potassium 193mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 41mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 0.47mg 0.34mg Broad bean
Copper 0.06mg 0.226mg Ginger
Manganese 0.261mg 0.229mg Broad bean
Selenium 1µg 0.7µg Broad bean
Vitamin A 270IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 0µg Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin C 19.8mg 5mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.025mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.034mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 0.75mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.066mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.029mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 58µg 11µg Broad bean
Choline 28.8mg Ginger
Vitamin K 0.1µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.012mg Broad bean
Threonine 0.178mg 0.036mg Broad bean
Isoleucine 0.215mg 0.051mg Broad bean
Leucine 0.37mg 0.074mg Broad bean
Lysine 0.313mg 0.057mg Broad bean
Methionine 0.037mg 0.013mg Broad bean
Phenylalanine 0.195mg 0.045mg Broad bean
Valine 0.235mg 0.073mg Broad bean
Histidine 0.115mg 0.03mg Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.142g 0.203g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.303g 0.154g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Ginger
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
16%
Broad bean
9%
Ginger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Broad bean
23%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 69)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.061g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170378/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.