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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 Potassium +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +201.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Zinc - 0.34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Potassium +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +201.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
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 Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +890.9%
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 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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +890.9%
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 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 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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 49)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Ginger Opinion
Calories 43 80 Ginger
Protein 1.61 1.82 Ginger
Fats 0.17 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 4.9 5 Ginger
Net carbs 6.760000228881836 15.770000457763672 Ginger
Carbs 9.56 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.6 Beetroot
Calcium 16 16
Potassium 325 415 Ginger
Magnesium 23 43 Ginger
Sugar 6.76 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 2.8 2 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.35 0.34 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 40 34 Beetroot
Sodium 78 13 Ginger
Vitamin A 33 0 Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04 0.26 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.025 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.034 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.203 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.16 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0.1 Beetroot
Folate 109 11 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.203 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.019 0.012 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 0.036 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 0.051 Ginger
Leucine 0.068 0.074 Ginger
Lysine 0.058 0.057 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 0.013 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.045 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.021 0.03 Ginger
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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.