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Butterbur vs. Arrowroot — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Butterbur and Arrowroot

  • Butterbur has more Vitamin C, Calcium, and Potassium, however, Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 82% more than Butterbur.
  • Butterbur has 17 times more Calcium than Arrowroot. While Butterbur has 103mg of Calcium, Arrowroot has only 6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Butterbur, (fuki), raw and Arrowroot, 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 +1616.7%
Contains more Potassium +44.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Manganese +57.5%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +2120%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +716.7%
Contains more Zinc +293.8%
Contains more Copper +17.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5% 35% 36% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41% 23% 4%
Contains more Calcium +1616.7%
Contains more Potassium +44.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Manganese +57.5%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +2120%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +716.7%
Contains more Zinc +293.8%
Contains more Copper +17.5%

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 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1557.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +812.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.1%
Contains more Folate +3280%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 105% 5% 5% 4% 2% 23% 8% 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% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1557.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +615%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +812.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.1%
Contains more Folate +3280%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +17%
Contains more Protein +987.2%
Contains more Fats +400%
Contains more Carbs +270.9%
Equal in Other - 1.42
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
4% 13% 81%
Protein: 4.24 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.39 g
Water: 80.75 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Water +17%
Contains more Protein +987.2%
Contains more Fats +400%
Contains more Carbs +270.9%
Equal in Other - 1.42

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 0.39g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.04g 0.2g Arrowroot
Carbs 3.61g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 14kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g Arrowroot
Calcium 103mg 6mg Butterbur
Iron 0.1mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 14mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 12mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 655mg 454mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 26mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.103mg 0.121mg Arrowroot
Manganese 0.274mg 0.174mg Butterbur
Selenium 0.9µg 0.7µg Butterbur
Vitamin A 50IU 19IU Butterbur
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 1µg Butterbur
Vitamin C 31.5mg 1.9mg Butterbur
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.292mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 10µg 338µg Arrowroot
Saturated Fat 0.039g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g Arrowroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterbur Arrowroot
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
12%
Butterbur
32%
Arrowroot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
27%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot 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 ($)
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

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. Butterbur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170385/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.