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Beetroot vs. Radicchio — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beetroot and Radicchio

  • Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Fiber, however, Radicchio is richer in Vitamin K, Copper, and Vitamin E .
  • Radicchio's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 213% more.
  • Beetroot contains 11 times more Sugar than Radicchio. Beetroot contains 6.76g of Sugar, while Radicchio contains 0.6g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beets, raw and Radicchio, 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 Iron +40.4%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Manganese +138.4%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.8%
Contains more Zinc +77.1%
Contains more Copper +354.7%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 40
Equal in Potassium - 302
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25% 43% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 22% 10% 18% 27% 3% 17% 114% 19% 5%
Contains more Iron +40.4%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Manganese +138.4%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.8%
Contains more Zinc +77.1%
Contains more Copper +354.7%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 40
Equal in Potassium - 302

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 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +5550%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.5%
Contains more Choline +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +127500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 4% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 46% 0% 27% 4% 7% 5% 17% 14% 45% 0% 6% 638%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +5550%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.5%
Contains more Choline +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +127500%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.6%
Contains more Carbs +113.4%
Contains more Other +54.3%
Contains more Fats +47.1%
Equal in Water - 93.14
10% 88%
Protein: 1.61 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 9.56 g
Water: 87.58 g
Other: 1.08 g
4% 93%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.25 g
Carbs: 4.48 g
Water: 93.14 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +12.6%
Contains more Carbs +113.4%
Contains more Other +54.3%
Contains more Fats +47.1%
Equal in Water - 93.14

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -55%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +220%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +83.3%
23% 27% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.06 g
33% 6% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.11 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -55%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +220%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +83.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Radicchio Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 3.58g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 1.43g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.25g Radicchio
Carbs 9.56g 4.48g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 23kcal Beetroot
Sugar 6.76g 0.6g Radicchio
Fiber 2.8g 0.9g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 19mg Radicchio
Iron 0.8mg 0.57mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 13mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 40mg
Potassium 325mg 302mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 22mg Radicchio
Zinc 0.35mg 0.62mg Radicchio
Copper 0.075mg 0.341mg Radicchio
Manganese 0.329mg 0.138mg Beetroot
Selenium 0.7µg 0.9µg Radicchio
Vitamin A 33IU 27IU Beetroot
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 1µg Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 2.26mg Radicchio
Vitamin C 4.9mg 8mg Radicchio
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.016mg Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.028mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.255mg Beetroot
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.269mg Radicchio
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.057mg Beetroot
Folate 109µg 60µg Beetroot
Choline 6mg 10.9mg Radicchio
Vitamin K 0.2µg 255.2µg Radicchio
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.026mg Radicchio
Threonine 0.047mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.085mg Radicchio
Leucine 0.068mg 0.062mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.008mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.034mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg 0.065mg Radicchio
Histidine 0.021mg 0.024mg Radicchio
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.06g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.01g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.11g Radicchio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot Radicchio
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
12%
Beetroot
62%
Radicchio
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Beetroot
24%
Radicchio

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Radicchio
Radicchio is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Radicchio
Radicchio contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Radicchio
Radicchio is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is cheaper?
Radicchio
Radicchio is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Radicchio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168564/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.