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Broccoli vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Broccoli and Ginger?

  • Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, yet Ginger is richer in Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 94% higher.
  • Broccoli has 1016 times more Vitamin K than Ginger. Broccoli has 101.6µg of Vitamin K, while Ginger has 0.1µg.

We used Broccoli, 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 Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.6%
Contains more Copper +361.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +193.8%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.6%
Contains more Copper +361.2%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +1684%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.3%
Contains more Folate +472.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.16
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
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 E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +1684%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.3%
Contains more Folate +472.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +101500%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.16

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 2.82g 1.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 6.64g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 34kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 1.7g
Fiber 2.6g 2g Broccoli
Calcium 47mg 16mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.6mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 66mg 34mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 33mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 0.41mg 0.34mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 623IU 0IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.26mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 5mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.025mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.034mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.203mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.16mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 11µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 0.1µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.012mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.036mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.051mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.074mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.057mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.013mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.045mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.073mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.03mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.203g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
65
Broccoli
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
18%
Ginger
Fats
2%
Broccoli
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.164g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (1.7 g)
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.

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.