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Beetroot vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beetroot and Vegetable

  • Beetroot has more Folate, however Vegetable has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Vegetable is 24% higher.
  • Vegetable has 6 times less Folate than Beetroot. Beetroot has 109µg of Folate, while Vegetable has 19µg.
  • Vegetable is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Beets, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt.

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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 Potassium +92.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.1%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +10.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.82
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Contains more Potassium +92.3%
Contains more Calcium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.1%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +10.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.82
Equal in Magnesium - 22

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 +53.1%
Contains more Folate +473.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +12860.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +11650%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.151
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 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
Contains more Vitamin C +53.1%
Contains more Folate +473.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +12860.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +11650%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.151

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Vegetable Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 8.69g Vegetable
Protein 1.61g 2.86g Vegetable
Fats 0.17g 0.15g Beetroot
Carbs 9.56g 13.09g Vegetable
Calories 43kcal 65kcal Vegetable
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 3.12g Vegetable
Fiber 2.8g 4.4g Vegetable
Calcium 16mg 25mg Vegetable
Iron 0.8mg 0.82mg Vegetable
Magnesium 23mg 22mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 51mg Vegetable
Potassium 325mg 169mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 35mg Vegetable
Zinc 0.35mg 0.49mg Vegetable
Copper 0.075mg 0.083mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 33IU 4277IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.38mg Vegetable
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 3.2mg Beetroot
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.071mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.851mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.151mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.074mg Vegetable
Folate 109µg 19µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 23.5µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.047mg 0.115mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.139mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.068mg 0.19mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.058mg 0.17mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.018mg 0.034mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Valine 0.056mg 0.149mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.021mg 0.073mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.031g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.01g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.072g Vegetable

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Vegetable
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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
13%
Vegetable
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Vegetable

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Vegetable
Vegetable contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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.

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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.