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Beetroot vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beetroot and Arrowroot?

  • Beetroot is higher in Manganese, and Fiber, yet Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Copper.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 57% more.
  • Beetroot has 2 times more Fiber than Arrowroot. While Beetroot has 2.8g of Fiber, Arrowroot has only 1.3g.

We used Beets, raw and Arrowroot, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Iron +177.5%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains more Copper +61.3%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +145%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Iron +177.5%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains more Copper +61.3%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +145%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25

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 C +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +361.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +406.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297%
Contains more Folate +210.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +361.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +406.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297%
Contains more Folate +210.1%

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.
Beetroot Arrowroot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 43kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Protein 1.61g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.17g 0.2g Arrowroot
Vitamin C 4.9mg 1.9mg Beetroot
Net carbs 6.76g 12.09g Arrowroot
Carbs 9.56g 13.39g Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.8mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Calcium 16mg 6mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 454mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 23mg 25mg Arrowroot
Sugar 6.76g g Arrowroot
Fiber 2.8g 1.3g Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.121mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.35mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Starch g g
Phosphorus 40mg 98mg Arrowroot
Sodium 78mg 26mg Arrowroot
Vitamin A 33IU 19IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg mg Beetroot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg µg Beetroot
Folate 109µg 338µg Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.039g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.004g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.092g Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg mg Beetroot
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Arrowroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
12
Beetroot
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
31
Arrowroot

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
10%
Beetroot
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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

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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.