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Burdock root vs. Spinach — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Burdock root and Spinach

  • Burdock root has less Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin E , Copper, and Calcium.
  • Spinach's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 410% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Burdock root, raw and Spinach, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +231.7%
Contains more Iron +346.3%
Contains more Magnesium +128.9%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Zinc +130.3%
Contains more Copper +126%
Contains more Manganese +303%
Contains more Selenium +114.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 56
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 41% 134% 63% 24% 42% 10% 21% 58% 122% 9%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +231.7%
Contains more Iron +346.3%
Contains more Magnesium +128.9%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Zinc +130.3%
Contains more Copper +126%
Contains more Manganese +303%
Contains more Selenium +114.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 56

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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Spinach
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +447.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +686.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.3%
Contains more Folate +534.8%
Contains more Choline +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +30750%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.242
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 629% 42% 0% 33% 24% 55% 10% 9% 56% 110% 0% 11% 1234%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +447.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +686.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.3%
Contains more Folate +534.8%
Contains more Choline +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +30750%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.242

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +362.4%
Contains more Protein +94.1%
Contains more Fats +73.3%
Contains more Water +13.9%
Contains more Other +103.4%
17% 80%
Protein: 1.53 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 17.34 g
Water: 80.09 g
Other: 0.89 g
3% 4% 91% 2%
Protein: 2.97 g
Fats: 0.26 g
Carbs: 3.75 g
Water: 91.21 g
Other: 1.81 g
Contains more Carbs +362.4%
Contains more Protein +94.1%
Contains more Fats +73.3%
Contains more Water +13.9%
Contains more Other +103.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +516.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +84.7%
21% 31% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
27% 4% 69%
Saturated Fat: 0.043 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.109 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +516.7%
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 Spinach
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Burdock root Spinach Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 1.35g Burdock root
Protein 1.53g 2.97g Spinach
Fats 0.15g 0.26g Spinach
Carbs 17.34g 3.75g Burdock root
Calories 72kcal 23kcal Burdock root
Sugar 2.9g 0.43g Spinach
Fiber 3.3g 2.4g Burdock root
Calcium 41mg 136mg Spinach
Iron 0.8mg 3.57mg Spinach
Magnesium 38mg 87mg Spinach
Phosphorus 51mg 56mg Spinach
Potassium 308mg 466mg Spinach
Sodium 5mg 70mg Burdock root
Zinc 0.33mg 0.76mg Spinach
Copper 0.077mg 0.174mg Spinach
Manganese 0.232mg 0.935mg Spinach
Selenium 0.7µg 1.5µg Spinach
Vitamin A 0IU 10481IU Spinach
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 524µg Spinach
Vitamin E 0.38mg 2.08mg Spinach
Vitamin C 3mg 9.8mg Spinach
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.095mg Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.236mg Spinach
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.49mg Spinach
Vitamin B5 0.321mg 0.145mg Burdock root
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.242mg Spinach
Folate 23µg 146µg Spinach
Choline 11.7mg 19.7mg Spinach
Vitamin K 1.6µg 493.6µg Spinach
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.04mg Spinach
Threonine 0.026mg 0.127mg Spinach
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.152mg Spinach
Leucine 0.032mg 0.231mg Spinach
Lysine 0.067mg 0.182mg Spinach
Methionine 0.009mg 0.055mg Spinach
Phenylalanine 0.033mg 0.134mg Spinach
Valine 0.033mg 0.168mg Spinach
Histidine 0.031mg 0.066mg Spinach
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.043g Burdock root
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.006g Burdock root
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.109g Spinach

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Burdock root Spinach
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
10%
Burdock root
170%
Spinach
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Burdock root
52%
Spinach

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Spinach
Spinach is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.47g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spinach
Spinach is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Burdock root
Burdock root contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Burdock root
Burdock root is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168463/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.