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Burdock root vs. Borage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Burdock root and Borage?

  • Burdock root is higher in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5, yet Borage is higher in Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Copper, Calcium, and Manganese.
  • Borage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 36% more.
  • Burdock root has 8 times more Vitamin B5 than Borage. While Burdock root has 0.321mg of Vitamin B5, Borage has only 0.041mg.

We used Burdock root, raw and Borage, raw types in this article.

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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 less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Zinc +65%
Contains more Calcium +126.8%
Contains more Iron +312.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Manganese +50.4%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 53
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 30% 28% 22% 28% 1% 10% 26% 31% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 124% 38% 23% 42% 11% 6% 44% 46% 5%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Zinc +65%
Contains more Calcium +126.8%
Contains more Iron +312.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Manganese +50.4%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 53

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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Borage
Contains more Vitamin B5 +682.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 10% 3% 7% 6% 20% 56% 18% 0% 7% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 252% 0% 0% 117% 15% 35% 17% 3% 20% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +682.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +466.7%
Contains more Protein +17.6%
Contains more Fats +366.7%
Contains more Water +16.1%
Contains more Other +61.8%
17% 80%
Protein: 1.53 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 17.34 g
Water: 80.09 g
Other: 0.89 g
2% 3% 93%
Protein: 1.8 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 3.06 g
Water: 93 g
Other: 1.44 g
Contains more Carbs +466.7%
Contains more Protein +17.6%
Contains more Fats +366.7%
Contains more Water +16.1%
Contains more Other +61.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +470.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +84.7%
21% 31% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
35% 43% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.17 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.211 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.109 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +470.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +84.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Burdock root Borage Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 3.06g Burdock root
Protein 1.53g 1.8g Borage
Fats 0.15g 0.7g Borage
Carbs 17.34g 3.06g Burdock root
Calories 72kcal 21kcal Burdock root
Sugar 2.9g Borage
Fiber 3.3g Burdock root
Calcium 41mg 93mg Borage
Iron 0.8mg 3.3mg Borage
Magnesium 38mg 52mg Borage
Phosphorus 51mg 53mg Borage
Potassium 308mg 470mg Borage
Sodium 5mg 80mg Burdock root
Zinc 0.33mg 0.2mg Burdock root
Copper 0.077mg 0.13mg Borage
Manganese 0.232mg 0.349mg Borage
Selenium 0.7µg 0.9µg Borage
Vitamin A 0IU 4200IU Borage
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 210µg Borage
Vitamin E 0.38mg Burdock root
Vitamin C 3mg 35mg Borage
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.06mg Borage
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.15mg Borage
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.9mg Borage
Vitamin B5 0.321mg 0.041mg Burdock root
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.084mg Burdock root
Folate 23µg 13µg Burdock root
Choline 11.7mg Burdock root
Vitamin K 1.6µg Burdock root
Tryptophan 0.006mg Burdock root
Threonine 0.026mg Burdock root
Isoleucine 0.03mg Burdock root
Leucine 0.032mg Burdock root
Lysine 0.067mg Burdock root
Methionine 0.009mg Burdock root
Phenylalanine 0.033mg Burdock root
Valine 0.033mg Burdock root
Histidine 0.031mg Burdock root
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.17g Burdock root
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.211g Borage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.109g Borage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Burdock root Borage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
10%
Burdock root
36%
Borage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Burdock root
36%
Borage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Burdock root
Burdock root contains less Sodium (difference - 75mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.145g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Borage
Borage is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Borage
Borage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Burdock root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169974/nutrients
  2. Borage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170481/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.