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Brussels sprout vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Brussels sprout and Ginger

  • Brussels sprout is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Fiber, yet Ginger is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Brussels sprout is 147% higher.
  • Brussels sprout contains 17 times more Vitamin C than Ginger. Brussels sprout contains 85mg of Vitamin C, while Ginger contains 5mg.

Food types used in this article are Brussels sprouts, raw and Ginger root, 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" 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 Iron +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +222.9%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Equal in Potassium - 415
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +222.9%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Equal in Potassium - 415

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 C +1600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +456%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +176900%
Contains more Folate +454.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.75
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
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 C +1600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +456%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +176900%
Contains more Folate +454.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.75

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
81
Brussels sprout
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
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.
Brussels sprout Ginger
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Brussels sprout Ginger
Low Calories diet ok
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 - 0.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.141g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Ginger Opinion
Calories 43 80 Ginger
Protein 3.38 1.82 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 85 5 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 0.6 Brussels sprout
Calcium 42 16 Brussels sprout
Potassium 389 415 Ginger
Magnesium 23 43 Ginger
Sugar 2.2 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 3.8 2 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.42 0.34 Brussels sprout
Starch
Phosphorus 69 34 Brussels sprout
Sodium 25 13 Ginger
Vitamin A 754 0 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 0.26 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.025 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.034 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.203 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.16 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 0.1 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 11 Brussels sprout
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.203 Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.154 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 0.012 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.036 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 0.051 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.074 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 0.057 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.013 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.045 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 0.073 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 0.03 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.