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Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) vs. Chicory — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) and Chicory

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Potassium, and Phosphorus in Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is higher than in Chicory.
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) covers your daily need of Vitamin C 95% more than Chicory.
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) contains 19 times more Vitamin B6 than Chicory. While Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) contains 0.803mg of Vitamin B6, Chicory contains only 0.042mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Balsam-pear (bitter gourd), leafy tips, raw and Chicory, witloof, 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 Calcium +342.1%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +280.8%
Contains more Potassium +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +294.1%
Contains more Manganese +436%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 77% 61% 43% 54% 2% 9% 67% 70% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Contains more Calcium +342.1%
Contains more Iron +750%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +280.8%
Contains more Potassium +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +294.1%
Contains more Manganese +436%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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 +5879.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3042.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1240.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +593.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1811.9%
Contains more Folate +245.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 105% 0% 0% 294% 46% 84% 21% 4% 186% 96% 0% 0% 0%
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% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5879.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3042.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1240.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +593.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1811.9%
Contains more Folate +245.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +488.9%
Contains more Fats +590%
Contains more Other +206.3%
Contains more Carbs +21.6%
Equal in Water - 94.52
5% 3% 89%
Protein: 5.3 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 3.29 g
Water: 89.25 g
Other: 1.47 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Protein +488.9%
Contains more Fats +590%
Contains more Other +206.3%
Contains more Carbs +21.6%
Equal in Water - 94.52

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Chicory
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Chicory Opinion
Net carbs 3.29g 0.9g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Protein 5.3g 0.9g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fats 0.69g 0.1g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Carbs 3.29g 4g Chicory
Calories 30kcal 17kcal Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fiber 3.1g Chicory
Calcium 84mg 19mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Iron 2.04mg 0.24mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Magnesium 85mg 10mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Phosphorus 99mg 26mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Potassium 608mg 211mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Sodium 11mg 2mg Chicory
Zinc 0.3mg 0.16mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Copper 0.201mg 0.051mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Manganese 0.536mg 0.1mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Selenium 0.9µg 0.2µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A 1734IU 29IU Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A RAE 87µg 1µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin C 88mg 2.8mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B1 0.181mg 0.062mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B2 0.362mg 0.027mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B3 1.11mg 0.16mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B5 0.063mg 0.145mg Chicory
Vitamin B6 0.803mg 0.042mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Folate 128µg 37µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Tryptophan 0.016mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg Chicory
Isoleucine 0.054mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg Chicory
Methionine 0.005mg Chicory
Phenylalanine 0.022mg Chicory
Valine 0.041mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.024g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g Chicory
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g Chicory

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Chicory
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
64%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
6%
Chicory
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
9%
Chicory

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 ($)

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. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168391/nutrients
  2. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.