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Beetroot vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Beetroot and Ginger?

  • Beetroot is richer in Folate, yet Ginger is richer in Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Beetroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 25% higher.
  • Beetroot has 4 times more Sugar than Ginger. Beetroot has 6.76g of Sugar, while Ginger has 1.7g.

We used Beets, raw and Ginger root, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Potassium +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Copper +201.3%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Potassium +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Copper +201.3%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34

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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5
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +890.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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 B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Folate +890.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.61g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.17g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 9.56g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 43kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 2.8g 2g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 16mg
Iron 0.8mg 0.6mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 40mg 34mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 78mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 0.35mg 0.34mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 33IU 0IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 5mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.025mg Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.034mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 109µg 11µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0.1µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.012mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.036mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine 0.068mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine 0.058mg 0.057mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.013mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.045mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.021mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.203g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot 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
12
Beetroot
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Beetroot
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.176g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.5)
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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.