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Butterbur vs. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butterbur and Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) different?

  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is higher than Butterbur in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B2, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) covers your daily need of Vitamin C 63% more than Butterbur.

Butterbur, (fuki), raw and Balsam-pear (bitter gourd), leafy tips, raw types were used 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 more Calcium +22.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Iron +1940%
Contains more Magnesium +507.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +725%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +95.1%
Contains more Manganese +95.6%
Equal in Potassium - 608
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
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 26% 77% 61% 43% 54% 2% 9% 67% 70% 5%
Contains more Calcium +22.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Iron +1940%
Contains more Magnesium +507.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +725%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +95.1%
Contains more Manganese +95.6%
Equal in Potassium - 608
Equal in Selenium - 0.9

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 +3368%
Contains more Vitamin C +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +805%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1710%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +455%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +736.5%
Contains more Folate +1180%
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 105% 0% 0% 294% 46% 84% 21% 4% 186% 96% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3368%
Contains more Vitamin C +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +805%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1710%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +455%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +736.5%
Contains more Folate +1180%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +1259%
Contains more Fats +1625%
Equal in Carbs - 3.29
Equal in Water - 89.25
Equal in Other - 1.47
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
5% 3% 89%
Protein: 5.3 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 3.29 g
Water: 89.25 g
Other: 1.47 g
Contains more Protein +1259%
Contains more Fats +1625%
Equal in Carbs - 3.29
Equal in Water - 89.25
Equal in Other - 1.47

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterbur Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 3.29g Butterbur
Protein 0.39g 5.3g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fats 0.04g 0.69g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Carbs 3.61g 3.29g Butterbur
Calories 14kcal 30kcal Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Calcium 103mg 84mg Butterbur
Iron 0.1mg 2.04mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Magnesium 14mg 85mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Phosphorus 12mg 99mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Potassium 655mg 608mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 11mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.3mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Copper 0.103mg 0.201mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Manganese 0.274mg 0.536mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 50IU 1734IU Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 87µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin C 31.5mg 88mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.181mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.362mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.11mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.063mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.803mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Folate 10µg 128µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterbur Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
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
12%
Butterbur
64%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
41%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) 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 contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
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 ($)

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. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168391/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.